Female Fortune

Land, Gender, and Authority : the Anne Lister Diaries and Other Writings, 1833-36

Female Fortune

Anne Lister, heiress, scholar, traveler, and estate owner, is known to us through her diaries -- an unusually vivid record of an extraordinary life. She inherited Shibden Hall, Yorkshire, seduced a neighbouring heiress, consolidated their estates (effectively a dynastic lesbian marriage), and developed the coal deposits there, managing them with flair and energy. The extensive appraisal of Anne Lister's life and the themes drawn from the diaries make Female Fortune required reading for anyone engaged in current feminist analysis.

The Friend

The Friend

And perhaps most notably, he evaluates how the ethics of friendship have evolved over the centuries, from traditional emphases on loyalty, to the Kantian idea of moral benevolence, to the more private and sexualized idea of friendship that emerged during the modern era."--BOOK JACKET.

Reading Russian Fortunes

Print Culture, Gender and Divination in Russia from 1765

Reading Russian Fortunes

Reading Russian Fortunes examines the huge popularity and cultural impact of fortune-telling among urban and literate Russians from the eighteenth century to the present. Based partly on a study of the numerous editions of little fortune-telling books, especially those devoted to dream interpretation, it documents and analyses the social history of fortune-telling in terms of class and gender, at the same time considering the function of both amateur and professional fortune-telling in a literate modernizing society. Chapters are devoted to professional fortune-tellers and their clients, and to the publishers of the books. An analysis of the relationship between urban fortune-telling and traditional oral culture, where divination played a very significant role, leads on to a discussion of the underlying reasons for the persistence of fortune-telling in modern Russian society.

After Marriage in the Long Eighteenth Century

Literature, Law and Society

After Marriage in the Long Eighteenth Century

This book examines the intersections between the ways that marriage was represented in eighteenth-century writing and art, experienced in society, and regulated by law. The interdisciplinary and comparative essays explore the marital experience beyond the ‘matrimonial barrier’ to encompass representations of married life including issues of spousal abuse, parenting, incest, infidelity and the period after the end of marriage, to include annulment, widowhood and divorce. The chapters range from these focuses on legal and social histories of marriage to treatments of marriage in eighteenth-century periodicals, to depictions of married couples and families in eighteenth-century art, to parallels in French literature and diaries, to representations of violence and marriage in Gothic novels, and to surveys of same-sex partnerships. The volume is aimed towards students and scholars working in the long eighteenth century, gender studies, women’s writing, publishing history, and art and legal historians.

Business Networking and Sex

Not What You Think

Business Networking and Sex

It’s no surprise that communicating with the opposite sex can be tricky. Hidden in the glitches are often misleading assumptions about each gender that beg for help. Finally, help is here. Learn the secrets to accurately reading between the gender lines, and uncover a new edge for your business—the power to effectively talk business and successfully network with the opposite sex.

Women's Diaries as Narrative in the Nineteenth-century Novel

Women's Diaries as Narrative in the Nineteenth-century Novel

Using private diary writing as her model, Catherine Delafield investigates the cultural significance of nineteenth-century women's writing and reading practices. Examining historical and fictional diaries by authors such as Frances Burney, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anne Brontë, Wilkie Collins and Bram Stoker, Delafield reveals the ideological discrepancy between the private diary and its performance in the role of narrator, offering fresh insights into domesticity, authorship, and the diary as a feminine form and model for narrative.

China

A History of the Laws, Manners, and Customs of the People

China


The English Language

The English Language