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The Politics of Writing: Julia Kavanagh, 1824-77

Eileen Fauset


Julia Kavanagh was a popular and internationally published writer of the mid-nineteenth century whose collective body of work included fiction, biography, critical studies of French and English women writers, and travel writing. This critically engaged study presents her as a significant but neglected writer and returns her to her proper place in the history of women's writing. Through an examination of Kavanagh's work, letters and official documents, it paints a portrait of a woman who achieved not simply a necessary economic independence, but a means through which she could voice the convict ... More

Keywords: Julia Kavanagh, mid-nineteenth century, fiction, biography, critical studies, women writers, travel writing, women's writing, economic independence, sexual politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780719055577
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719055577.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eileen Fauset, author