This anthology brings together twenty-eight lively and readable short stories by nineteenth-century women writers, including gothic tales to romances, detective fiction and ghost stories. Containing short fiction by well-known authors such as:
* Maria Edgeworth
* Mary Shelley
* Elizabeth Gaskell
* Margaret Oliphant
Nineteenth-Century Short Stories by Women also includes:
* a scholarly introduction
* biographies for each of the authors
* full explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading
* a critical commentary, publication details and historical context
* a full and wide-ranging bibliography
The bibliography of resources and further reading will enable those interested in pursuing research on any author or topic to do so with ease, and a thematic index will enable teachers to select material best suited to their courses.
"A fascinating read. Generously researched and encouragingly comprehensive, this collection looks at a key period in the development of the modern short story and highlights the role that women authors--many of them forgotten--played in the exploration of the form. The range of writers is impressive: gothic, romantic, fantastic, with remarkably modern, subversive voices breaking through."
-A. L. Kennedy