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Shakspeare's Heroines : Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical
and Historical (1832) by Anna Jameson -
Extracts appear on my website. Anna Jameson was an early feminist and this important book was the first detailed study of Shakespeare's female characters as a topic in themselves, and can be said to be the origin of all subsequent studies of Shakespeare's women. Sometimes known by the original title ( Characteristics of Women) and sometimes by the title added to later editions (Shakspeare's Heroines; sometimes now spelled Shakespeare's Heroines) - you need to search for both titles to see every available copy of the book. The earliest editions are titled Characteristics of Women. This book is out-of-print.
Buy Characteristics of Women (Second-hand)
Buy Shakspeare's Heroines / Shakespeare's Heroines (Second-hand) .
Women Reading Shakespeare 1660-1900 (1997) edited by
Ann Thompson & Sasha Roberts -
This contains abridged versions of Anna Jameson's Introduction and essays on Portia, Helena, Hermione and Cleopatra from Shakspeare's Heroines : Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical and Historical, and is the only in-print reproduction of Jameson's writings on Shakespeare that I know about. This is also, however, an excellent anthology of writings about Shakespeare by women from the earliest examples to the 19th Century. The first ever critical essay on Shakespeare was by a woman (Margaret Cavendish), and heads this wonderful selection. It also includes extracts from Helena Faucit's On Some of Shakespeare's Female Characters (extracts also appear on my website) from her essays on Ophelia, Portia, Desdemona and Imogen, and the work of many other women writers.
Buy Women Reading Shakespeare (New - United States - paperback)
Buy Women Reading Shakespeare (New - United States - hardback) .
Buy Women Reading Shakespeare (New - United Kingdom - paperback) .
Anna Jameson : Victorian, Feminist, Woman of Letters
(1997) by Judith Johnston -
"An exploration of women in Literature and Art", focussed on Anna Jameson's life and work. Includes a full chapter on "Writing Romeo Out : Rereading Shakespeare's Women".
Buy Anna Jameson (New - United States - hardback)
Buy Anna Jameson (New - United Kingdom - hardback) .
Love and Work Enough : The Life of Anna Jameson (1967)
by Clara Thomas -
A modern biography of Anna Jameson. This was originally Clara Thomas's Ph.D dissertation. This book is out-of-print.
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Memoirs of the Life of Anna Jameson (1878) by Geradine
A contemporary biography of Anna Jameson, written by her niece. This book is out-of-print.
Buy Life of Anna Jameson (Second-hand) .
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