Women Who Wrote: Stories and Poems from Audacious Literary Mavens

Women Who Wrote: Stories and Poems from Audacious Literary Mavens

Women Who Wrote: Stories and Poems from Audacious Literary Mavens

Women Who Wrote: Stories and Poems from Audacious Literary Mavens


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This beautiful, giftable collection celebrates both the wisdom and tenacity of courageous women who defied society’s expectations and gifted the world with literary treasures through unparalleled fiction and poetry.

We know many of their names—Austen and Alcott, Brontë and Browning, Wheatley, and Woolf—though some may be less familiar. They are here, waiting to introduce themselves.

They wrote against all odds. Some wrote defiantly; some wrote desperately. Some wrote while trapped within the confines of status and wealth. Some wrote hand-to-mouth in abject poverty. Some wrote trapped in a room of their father’s house, and some went in search of a room of their own. They had lovers and families. They were sometimes lonely. Many wrote anonymously or under a pseudonym for a world not yet ready for their genius and talent.

The Women Who Wrote softcover edition offers:

  • Stories from Jane Austen, Katherine Mansfield, Willa Cather, Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, Zora Neale Hurston, and Virginia Woolf.
  • Poems from Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Dorothy Parker, and Phillis Wheatley.

These women wrote to change the world. They marched through the world one by one or in small sisterhoods, speaking to one another and to us over distances of place and time. Pushing back against the boundaries meant to keep us in our place, they carved enough space for themselves to write. They made space for us to follow. Here they are gathered together, an army of women who wrote an arsenal of words to inspire us. They walk with us as we forge our own paths forward.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400341832
Publisher: Harper Muse
Publication date: 02/13/2024
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,076,847
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

About The Author

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Raised by her transcendentalist parents, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Little Women is loosely based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters.

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