By Elizabeth Stuart Phelps,Elizabeth Duquette,Cheryl Tevlin
The well-educated daughter of a minister, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911) was once brought to writing at a tender age, as either her dad and mom have been released writers. In 1868 she released her first significant novel, The Gates Ajar. a global luck, the unconventional offered greater than 600 thousand copies, making it one of many best-selling American works of the 19th century. during the subsequent 4 a long time Phelps released enormous quantities of essays, stories, and poems, which seemed in each significant American periodical, whereas additionally writing novels, together with Beyond the Gates (1883) and The Gates Between (1887).
Phelps’s legacy as a massive American author, in spite of the fact that, has been harm by way of the seeming contradictions among her lifestyles and paintings. for instance, she used to be an ardent suggest for women’s rights either in and out marriage, yet her tales appear to glorify this kind of severe self-sacrifice linked to the main conservative family ideology. during this assortment, the editors search to revive Phelps’s attractiveness by means of bringing jointly a various assortment from the complete physique of her life of paintings. From arguments for suffrage to harrowing stories of Reconstruction, those essays, in addition to brief fiction and poetry, offer a brand new point of view on an enormous American author from the later 19th century.
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Elizabeth Stuart Phelps: Selected Tales, Essays, and Poems (Legacies of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers) by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps,Elizabeth Duquette,Cheryl Tevlin