Communities of Women: An Idea in Fiction

In this classic work of feminist and literary criticism, Auerbach explores how the fellowship of sisterhood as it occurs or fails to occur in historical reality is reflected in famous novels such as those of Louisa May Alcott Little Women , Charlotte Bronte Villette , Henry James The Bostonians , Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice and Muriel Spark The Prime of Miss JeanIn this classic work of feminist and literary criticism, Auerbach explores how the fellowship of sisterhood as it occurs or fails to occur in historical reality is reflected in famous novels such as those of Louisa May Alcott Little Women , Charlotte Bronte Villette , Henry James The Bostonians , Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice and Muriel Spark The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie This is a fascinating study of the complex attitudes of communities of women which are distinct from the long honored traditions of the bonding of brothers.
Communities of Women An Idea in Fiction In this classic work of feminist and literary criticism Auerbach explores how the fellowship of sisterhood as it occurs or fails to occur in historical reality is reflected in famous novels such as t

  • Title: Communities of Women: An Idea in Fiction
  • Author: Nina Auerbach
  • ISBN: 9780674151680
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Communities of Women: An Idea in Fiction”

    1. A very shallow study that reaches few, if any, conclusions. Auerbach points out that communities of women can be seen in several American and British fictions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, but she doesn't go so far as to try to explain the significance(s) of the similarities and differences she points out. A useful jumping-off point for future scholarship, but not a must-read by any stretch of the imagination.

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