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Different copybooks were published for particular occupations, genders, and social classes. The result was a great deal of variation in handwriting styles based on individual history and preference. If you have trouble deciphering a name in an old document, compare the letters to other words that are easier to read.

Keep in mind that names may be spelled in unusual ways spelling is very inconsistent in old records. If the name still seems very strange, check a Bible dictionary. Although most people had ordinary names like John and Mary, you may occasionally come across an obscure Biblical name like Keturah, Vashti, or even Pharoah spelled Faro in one case I've seen.

The Strange Case of Dr. Hyde Paperback by Robert Louis Stevenson. Persuasion Paperback by Jane Austen. Middlemarch Paperback by George Eliot. War and Peace Paperback by Leo Tolstoy. Northanger Abbey Paperback by Jane Austen. Mansfield Park Paperback by Jane Austen. Oliver Twist Paperback by Charles Dickens. David Copperfield Paperback by Charles Dickens.

Bleak House Paperback by Charles Dickens. The Moonstone Paperback by Wilkie Collins. Some modern critics have continued to disregard the contributions of nineteenth-century women authors, while others have noted that by the end of the century, women novelists were more prevalent, and often more popular, than male novelists.

Others have focused on representations of women in literature written both by men and women to illuminate the full spectrum of expectations of and perspectives on women and their perceived roles in society.

Commentators have also compared the thematic concerns of women writers in England, France, and the United States, recognizing in these three cultures intersecting movements toward creative and feminist literary expression. In recent decades, critics have examined the contributions of African American and Native American women authors, as well as the influence of the nineteenth-century periodical press, analyzing the increasing radicalism of journals and essays edited and written by feminist pioneers such as Frances Power Cobbe and Sarah Josepha Hale.

Toward the end of the century, nineteenth-century women writers expanded their subject matter, moving beyond highlighting the lives and hardships suffered by women locked in domestic prisons. Instead, they increasingly expressed their individualism and demanded more equal partner-ships—in marriage, public life, law, and politics—with men.

Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Women letters and essays Woman and Her Needs, pp. Fowlers and Wells, Women of Letters in England, , pp.

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19th century in literature - Literary realism. Literary realism is the trend, beginning with mid nineteenth-century French literature and extending to late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century authors, toward depictions of contemporary life and society as it was, or is.

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Pages in category "19th-century writers" The following 54 pages are in this category, out of 54 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().

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Books shelved as 19th-century-literature: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, Frankenst. My mid 19th century Coromandel Wood "Writing Slope" We shall also need our writing slope which normally holds all our writing requisites in various compartments. The general design of writing slopes had changed very little since the late 18th century, the Novelist Jane Austen having a very similar one which still survives, being preserved at.

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Nineteenth-Century Literature also reviews annually over 70 volumes of scholarship, criticism, comparative studies, and new editions of nineteenth-century English and American literature. Description: Scholars of literary history and theory turn to Nineteenth-Century Literature for the newest research and thought on all English-language writers of the nineteenth century. First published in as The Trollopian, and later as Nineteenth-Century Fiction, the journal has earned a legendary reputation for innovative scholarship, scrupulous editing, and distinguished book reviews.