American Writers in Europe: 1850 to the Present by Ferdâ Asya (eds.)

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This legislation did not overturn legal coverture, but it did offer married British women, and wives from other nations who met complicated residency requirements, substantial property rights while they resided in the country. Melissa Homestead clarifies the complex legal issue faced by Southworth and other nineteenth-centur y professional women authors in her outstanding book American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822–1869 : Even though [Southworth] remained an American citizen, she could claim copyright in England on the basis of her residence in England at the time of publication, as long as her works were published in England first.

Nonetheless, her powerful status is political and palpable, as the words “sovereignty” and “resistlessly” as well as the exclamation mark at the end of the sentence signify. In the same paragraph, however, Willis also has it backward: “She was the perfection of pride in mould and mien, as she was of tender expressiveness in beauty. Yet capable as he [Paul Fane] now felt of judging of this, there was, as it chanced, that night—in the unanimous homage paid to it also by a sovereign and his court—priceless corroboration!

1982. The Essential Foucault: Selections from The Essential Works of Foucault, 1954–1984. Edited by Paul Rabinow and Nikolas S. Rose. New York: New, 2003. 126–44. Print. Grant, David. ” American Literature 80 (2008): 443–69. Print. Meyer Spacks, Patricia. Gossip. New York: Knopf, 1985. Print. Wegelin, Christof. ” PMLA 77 (1962): 305–10. Print. Willis, Nathaniel Parker. Paul Fane; or, Parts of a Life Else Untold. A Novel. New York: Scribner, 1857. Print. 2 “G od pe r m i t s t h e ta r e s t o grow w i t h t h e w h e at ”: E .

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