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© 2004 The Johns Hopkins University Press

All rights reserved. Published 2004

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Boyd, Anne E., 1969–

Writing for immortality: women and the emergence of high literary
culture in America / Anne E. Boyd.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p.) and index.

ISBN 0-8018-7875-6 (hardcover : alk. paper)

1. American literature—Women authors—History and criticism.

2. Women and literature—United States—History—19th century.

3. Alcott, Louisa May, 1832–1888—Criticism and interpretation.

4. Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart, 1844–1911—Criticism and interpretation.

5. Stoddard, Elizabeth, 1823–1902—Criticism and interpretation.

6. Woolson, Constance Fenimore, 1840–1894—Criticism and
interpretation. 7. American literature—19th century—History and
criticism. 8. United States—Intellectual life—1865–1918. 9. Canon
(Literature) I. Title.

PS217.W64B69 2004

810.9′9287′09034—dc22             2003019050

A catalog record for this book is available from the British Library.

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