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Characteristics of Women

Characteristics of Women
Moral, Poetical and Historical
2 Volume Paperback Set

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

  • Date Published: February 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108000970

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  • Characteristics of Women (1832) by Anna Jameson was the first attempt by a woman to analyse the characteristics of twenty-three heroines of Shakespeare's plays. In this book, Jameson, an English writer, feminist, and art historian, addresses problems of women's education and participation in public life while providing insightful and original readings of Shakespeare's women. Jameson classifies the heroines into four categories: characters of intellect, characters of passion and imagination, characters of the affections and historical characters, explored articulately across these two volumes.

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    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108000970
    • dimensions: 252 x 325 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.26kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume I: Introduction
    Part I. Characters of Intellect:
    1. Portia
    2. Isabella
    3. Beatrice
    4. Rosalind
    Part II. Characters of Passion and Imagination:
    5. Juliet
    6. Helena
    7. Perdita
    8. Viola
    9. Ophelia
    10. Miranda
    Volume II: Part I. Characters of the Affections:
    1. Hermione
    2. Desdemona
    3. Imogen
    4. Cordelia
    Part II. Historical Characters:
    5. Cleopatra
    6. Octavia
    7. Volumnia
    8. Constance of Bretagne
    9. Elinor of Guienne
    10. Blanche of Castile
    11. Margaret of Anjou
    12. Katherine of Arragon
    13. Lady Macbeth.

  • Author

    Anna Jameson

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