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    Kelroy (Early American Women Writers) (Paperback) By (author) Rebecca Rush, Volume editor Dana D. Nelson


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    DescriptionThe Early American Women Writers series offers rare works of fiction by eighteenth- and nineteenth century women, each reprinted in its entirety, each introduced by Cathy N. Davidson, who places it in an historical and literary perspective. Ranging from serious cautionary tales about moral corruption to amusing and trenchant social satire, these novels provide today's reader with a unique window into the earliest American popular fiction and way of life. Set in Philadelphia, elroy focuses on the limited options for women in early nineteenth century America. The plot revolves around the dilemma of Mrs. Hamilton, who is suddenly left penniless by the unexpected death of her wealthy husband. Not willing to live in poverty, Mrs. Hamilton sees as her only available recourse her two unmarried daughters. As the daughters make the rounds of the marriage market and suffer the machinations of their mother, Kelroy exposes the contradictions of class interest and the profound limitations women suffered in the political and social economies of the early Republican years. This is the first time Rebecca Rush's novel has been available since the printing of the original, single edition in 1812. With an illuminating introduction by Dana D. Nelson, this exceptional novel is certain to shed new light on the role of women, as well as the state of fiction, in early America.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rebecca Rush, Volume editor Dana D. Nelson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 218
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 190 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195077032
    ISBN 10: 0195077032

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000, LIT004020, SOC028000
    DC20: 813.2
    DC22: 813/.2
    B&T Approval Code: A26453220
    LC classification: PS2737.R63, PS2737.R63 K4 1992
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    14 January 1993
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    bout the Editors: Dana D. Nelson is Assistant Professor of English at Louisiana State University, and is also the author of The Word in Black and White: Reading "Race" in American Literature (Oxford, 1991) and the forthcoming dual editions of Fanny Kemble's Journal of a Residence on a Georgia Plantation and Francis Butler Leigh's Ten Years on a Georgia Plantation.Cathy N. Davidson, Professor of English at Duke University and editor of American Literature, has most recently published Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America (Oxford, 1987) and Reading in America: Literature and Social History.