The Genius of Democracy: Fictions of Gender and Citizenship in the United States, 1860-1945
312 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4324-6 | $59.95 | £39.00
Victoria Olwell shows how American fiction helped to catalyze democratic models of female genius, especially in the work of such authors as Louisa May Alcott, Henry James, Mary Hunter Austin, Jessie Fauset, and Gertrude Stein.
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