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- ISBN: 9780812211702 | 0812211707
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 6/1/1984
"Stoddard was, next to Melville and Hawthorne, the most strikingly original voice in the mid-nineteenth-century American novel, a voice . . . that ought to gain a more sympathetic and perceptive hearing in our time than in her own."--from the Introduction The centerpiece of this volume isThe Morgesons(1862), one of the few outstanding feminist bildungsromanae of that century. Additional selections include arresting short stories and provocative journalistic essays/reviews, plus a number of letters and manuscript journals that have never before been published. The texts are fully edited and documented.