A New-England Nun: And Other Stories (Penguin Classics) by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

By Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

A set that indicates Freeman's many modes - romantic, gothic, and psychologically symbolic - in addition to her use of pathos and sentimentality, humour, satire and irony. those tales centre on questions of women's integrity, braveness and privation; discover the belief of masculinity; and dramatise the connection among rural New England and sleek tradition and trade. additionally integrated here's 'The Jamesons', a sequence of sketches approximately village existence reprinted for the 1st time because the flip of the twentieth century.

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The aim of what came later to be known as the ‘taxes on knowledge’ was above all to throttle radical dissent, without providing too much hindrance to evangelical campaigns. There were, of course, also more directly repressive measures such as the prosecution of authors, printers, or hawkers for blasphemy, seditious libel, or obstructing the thoroughfare. But the process of arrest, trial and punishment tended to produce martyrs whose blood, symbolic or real, increased the circulation of their works tenfold.

The second group comprised the lighter, frothier miscellaneous magazines which tended to be Liberal in sentiment and to have a much shorter effective life. Frederick Marryat’s Metropolitan Magazine, published by Saunders and Otley, was probably the first to carry serial fiction, beginning with his own Peter Simple from June 1832. The most successful was Bentley’s Miscellany, an illustrated magazine initially edited by Dickens and featuring Oliver Twist from its second issue, though he was succeeded as editor as early as 1839 by Ainsworth, whose Jack Sheppard proved equally successful in its pages.

Smith, Elder Weekly until 1861 Prop. Bentley from 1866 Prop. John Maxwell Founded by John Maxwell Prop. Kelly’s from 1883 Fortnightly until Oct. 1866 Prop. Ellen Wood from 1867 Prop. John Maxwell until 1876 Prop. Routledge Serials from 1868 Formerly weekly Family Paper Prop. 2 Main Victorian metropolitan monthlies carrying serial fiction Title (1883–1913) (1886–90) (1890–1920) (1892–1911) (1893–1914) (1896–1914) 1s 1s 6d 6d 1s 6d Illustrated Literary miscellany Women’s magazine Popular women’s magazine Illustrated literary miscellany Illustrated literary miscellany Illustrated women’s magazine Prop.

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