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"Offers illuminating examples of her subjects 'in the process of being in a particular world' . . . a tantalizing clamor of voices."--New York Times Book Review

"Offers an overview of Englishwomen's private diaries written between 1599 and 1939 . . . represent[s] a rich resource for women's thoughts and feelings on such issues as women's rights, marriage, motherhood, female psychology, and daughterhood . . . impressive."--Belles Lettres

"Great fun, both for the diary passages themselves and Blodgett's interpretative discussions, which are intelligent and quietly witty."--Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature

"These diaries were produced by lively, thoughtful writers who did not feel they lived the lives of brainwashed slaves."--Times Literary Supplement

"Start reading it and you can't stop. It's like peeping at all the posh folk through the net curtains."--Daily Mail (UK)

"Richly researched, lucidly argued, written with wit and verve, Blodgett's ground-breaking analysis of Englishwomen's private diaries will be indispensable to feminist critics and other women's studies scholars."--Sandra M. Gilbert, Princeton University

"These secret journals are full of treasures, full of women's hearts and minds."--San Jose Mercury News

"Well-written . . . a useful contribution to the 'lost history of women.'"--Choice

Centuries Of Female Days - Harriet Blodgett

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Title
Centuries Of Female Days - Englishwomen's Private Diaries
Author
Harriet Blodgett
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Rutgers University Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19910501

"Offers illuminating examples of her subjects 'in the process of being in a particular world' . . . a tantalizing clamor of voices."--New York Times Book Review

"Offers an overview of Englishwomen's private diaries written between 1599 and 1939 . . . represent[s] a rich resource for women's thoughts and feelings on such issues as women's rights, marriage, motherhood, female psychology, and daughterhood . . . impressive."--Belles Lettres

"Great fun, both for the diary passages themselves and Blodgett's interpretative discussions, which are intelligent and quietly witty."--Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature

"These diaries were produced by lively, thoughtful writers who did not feel they lived the lives of brainwashed slaves."--Times Literary Supplement

"Start reading it and you can't stop. It's like peeping at all the posh folk through the net curtains."--Daily Mail (UK)

"Richly researched, lucidly argued, written with wit and verve, Blodgett's ground-breaking analysis of Englishwomen's private diaries will be indispensable to feminist critics and other women's studies scholars."--Sandra M. Gilbert, Princeton University

"These secret journals are full of treasures, full of women's hearts and minds."--San Jose Mercury News

"Well-written . . . a useful contribution to the 'lost history of women.'"--Choice

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Blodgett, Harriet was born on September 4, 1932 in New York City. Daughter of Morris and Fannie (Cohen) Horowitz.

Education

Bachelor, Queens College, 1954. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Davis, 1968.
Career

Lecturer in English and comparative literature University California, Davis, 1973-1985, 86-87, lecturer in English Irvine, 1985-1986. Lecturer in English, humanities and women's studies California State University, Sacramento, 1982-1987. Lecturer California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, 1989-1992, assistant professor, then associate professor, 1992-1998, professor, 1998-2005, professor emerita, 2005.

Lecturer Stanford University, University California Santa Cruz, 1988. Visiting scholar Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University, 1983, affiliate, 1984-1992

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BOOK
Country of Publication
New Jersey

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