The History of British Women's Writing, 1880-1920

Volume Seven

  • Holly A. Laird

Part of the History of British Women's Writing book series (HBWW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Holly A. Laird
    Pages 1-20
  3. Modern Women

  4. Modern Genres

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 298-315

About this book


The ranks of English women writers rose steeply in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, contributing to the era’s revolutionary social movements as well as to transforming literary genres in prose and poetry. The phenomena of ‘the new’ — ‘New Women’, ‘New Unionism’, ‘New Imperialism’, ‘New Ethics’, ‘New Critics’, ‘New Journalism’, ‘New Man’ — are this moment’s touchstones. This book tracks the period's new social phenomena and unfolds its distinctively modern modes of writing. It provides expert introductions amid new insights into women’s writing throughout the United Kingdom and around the globe. 


Women writers Women's writing Feminist Feminism New Woman Fin de Siècle Turn of the Century Edwardian Suffrage Suffagette Victorian Modernism Modernist Short story Lyric Journalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Holly A. Laird
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of TulsaTulsaUSA

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