Hungry Heart: The Literary Emergence of Julia Ward Howe

By: Williams, Gary

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Very Good Condition: Black marker dot on top outer page edges otherwise unmarked. Tight binding. Minor visible cover wear and outer soil. Hardcover book with dustjacket copy of Hungry Heart: The Literary Emergence of Julia Ward Howe by Gary Williams. Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999. xii, 273 pages. Illustrations. 6-1/2 x 9-3/8 inches, 24 cm. Shipping weight 2 pounds: Additional shipping fee may be requested on international order. Publisher description: A cultural biography of Julia Ward Howe, with particular emphasis on her early writings such as Passion Flowers and the unpublished 400-page story which featured an hermaphrodite as its protagonist.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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Hungry Heart reexamines the early literary career of Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), best remembered as the author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". Combining biographical narrative with textual analysis, Gary Williams reconstructs Howe's emergence as a writer against the backdrop of her deeply troubled marriage to Boston philanthropist Samuel Gridley Howe. Among her early writings, Williams pays particular attention to Passion-Flowers, a celebrated yet controversial volume of poems published in 1854, as well as to an unpublished 400-page story that features a hermaphrodite as its protagonist. Williams shows how this latter work, startling in its bold exploration of sexual ambiguities, reflects Howe's effort to come to terms with her husband's intimate attachment to the prominent abolitionist Charles Sumner. The result is a fascinating cultural biography that not only enhances Howe's reputation as a writer but also enriches our understanding of the middle-class world of Victorian New England.

Title: Hungry Heart: The Literary Emergence of Julia Ward Howe

Author/Composer: Williams, Gary

Categories: Literary Criticism,

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press: 1999-02-16

ISBN Number: 1558491570

ISBN Number 13: 9781558491571

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 013958

Keywords: Nonfiction Biography, Literary Criticism, Julia Ward Howe, Gary Williams, Women and Literature, American Authors,