"Commissioned for students of literature, this collection provides an excellent overview of 19h century women's writing.... Including both general and specific indexes, it is an indispensable resource for students of American literature and history at all levels, from general readers and lower-division undergraduates to researchers and faculty." Choice
The Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century Women's Writing is a specially commissioned collection designed for use by students. Providing an overview of the history of writing by women in the period, it establishes the context in which this writing emerged, and traces the origin of the terms which have traditionally defined the debate. It examines the work a variety of women writers, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Rebecca Harding Davis and Louisa May Alcott. The volume provides several valuable tools for students, including a chronology of works and suggestions for further reading.