Adventurous Women in Contemporary American Historical Fiction Girls' Own Stories

“This ground-breaking study introduces a challenging genre of women’s writing in which dauntless female protagonists represent a powerful alternative to the dominant traditions of the heroic male adventurer. The study is underpinned by substantive historical research. The clarity and engagement of K...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: King, Jeannette
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2022, 2022
Edition:1st ed. 2022
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Revisiting the Canon, Rewriting History: Sena Jeter Naslund’s Ahab’s Wife, Or The Stargazer
  • 3. Domesticating the Wilderness, a Woman’s Mission: Jane Smiley, The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton
  • 4. Women and an Uncivil War: Paulette Jiles, Enemy Women
  • 5. Adventures of Body and Soul: Audrey Thomas, Isobel Gunn
  • 6. Home and Away: Jane Urquhart, Away: A Novel
  • 7. The Female Epic: Antonine Maillet, Pélagie: The Return to Acadie
  • 8. Conquistador’s Moll or Mother of the Nation? Laura Esquivel, Malinche
  • 9. The Female Conquistador: Isabel Allende, Inés of My Soul
  • 10. The Legacy of the Conquistadors: Esmeralda Santiago, Conquistadora
  • 11. Conclusion.