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This beautiful reissue of Shakespeare's Heroines, complete with author Anna Jameson's provocative introduction and full original text complemented with W. Paget's charming pen-and-ink wash illustrations, is as important today as it was groundbreaking when it was first published in 1832 as Characteristics of Women: Moral, Poetical, and Historical. A bestseller in its time, readers today will be surprised and fascinated by the contemporary issues Jameson explores here.
A must-have for Shakespeareana collectors, fans of Victoriana, and students of feminist theory and gender roles. Born in Ireland, but living in England for most of her life when not traveling. Anna Jameson was a writer, feminist, and art historian, and contemporary and friend of British literary notables. She was unusually equipped to take her contemporaries on this unique journy. Meet-and understand-Shakespeare's hcaracters from a fresh perspective: Victorian by era, modern in its exploration of gender and the definitions that constrain, and, free us.
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