By Glennis Stephenson
"The lady novelist of the 19th century can have usually encountered competition and interference from the male literary institution, however the woman brief tale author, operating in a style that used to be noticeable as much less critical and no more ecocnomic, discovered her paintings to be actively encouraged." - from the creation. in the course of the 19th century ladies writers ultimately started to be as popular—and as respected—as their male opposite numbers. we're all acquainted with the novels of Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot and the Br?ntes. much less ordinary is the fast fiction of the interval; but a superb many nineteenth-century tales by way of women—both well-known and obscure—retain in complete degree their strength to fascinate and to entertain. For this anthology Glennis Stephenson brings jointly tales by way of either British and North American writers; by way of such validated luminaries as Shelley, Gaskell and Kate Chopin; and via lesser-known writers equivalent to the Anglo-Indian author flowers metal, the Afro-American Alice Dunbar Nelson and the Canadian Annie Howells Fr?chette. the result's an anthology that would be as attention-grabbing to the overall reader because it should be necessary to the scholar. Stephenson offers history info on all authors, including a normal creation.