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Scribbling Women: Short Stories by 19th-Century American Women

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With sources as diverse as A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Scream 2, Inventing Herself is an expansive and timely exploration of three centuries of feminist intellectuals, each of whom possesses a boundless determination to alter the world by boldly experiencing love, achievement, and fame on a grand scale. Focusing on paradigmatic figures ranging from Mary Wollst ...more
Paperback, 560 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Rutgers University Press
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Matthew
Aug 03, 2011 Matthew rated it it was amazing
This is a must-have for anyone that is interested in 19th century American writing. This has the heavy hitters like "Life in the Iron Mills," "New England Nun," and "Circumstance," but it also has some gems that I haven't heard of before -- most particularly the novella Behind a Mask, which is psychologically intriguing, even if I hated the ending. Also a must read are the two stories "Miss Grief" by Constance Fenimore Woolson and "A Jury of Her Peers" by Susan Glaspell. Glaspell later turned he ...more
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Feb 18, 2010 Jenice rated it really liked it
I am not finished with this book, I will keep working on it.
It is a collection of short stories by 19th century American women. Louisa May Alcott, Willa Cather, Kate Chopin and Edith Wharton to name just of few.

The name of the book comes from a rather catty remark made by Nathaniel Hawthorne who at the time was not enjoying the same commercial success as most of these authors. He said, 'America is now wholly given over to a d__d mob of scribbling women and I should have no chance of success wh
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Mar 01, 2013 Vikki rated it it was amazing
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Okay, I didn't finish all of this book. Scribbling Women is one that I read some of the stories but will want to return to it and read more stories. They are short stories by 19th century American women. I really like these old fashioned, classic short stories. This is a great book. I would like to own it.
I can't read two novels in a row. So I have to read non-fiction or short stories in between my novels. This is a great one to go to.
Mj
Oct 07, 2016 Mj rated it it was amazing
This is such a great collection of some of the overlooked writers of early America. Back when writing was a man's game, and Nathanial Hawthorne was frustrated by this "damned mob of scribbling women."

Like any collection of stories, some are amazing and some are forgettable, but I didn't find any that I hated. This is a must-read if you like the style of the 1800s.
Amy Hearth
Apr 19, 2012 Amy Hearth rated it really liked it
The short story was a more popular genre in the nineteenth century than it is today. This collection provides an opportunity to sample the shorter works of some of America's finest writers, such as Louisa May Alcott and Willa Cather, as well as their lesser-known contemporaries.
Kristy Lee
Jun 13, 2010 Kristy Lee rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-for-women
Great collection of short stories all written by women.
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