The Madwoman in the Attic

The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination

by Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar

The Madwoman in the Attic

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Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar reveal the undercover female tradition in which writers as disparate as Jane Austen, Emily Dickinson, the Brontes, Louisa May Alcott, and George Eliot used similar themes and images to dramatize the social limitations they themselves suffered as women.

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