New acquisitions: literature by women

For Women’s History month, today’s post features some of our newest literary acquisitions by women authors, across several genres, from Victorian sensation fiction to the how-to book.

VICTORIAN NOVELS

Harriet Rakes, The Marriage Contract. London, 1849. Call number: Victorian Collection PR 5205 .R68 M3 1849

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Ivors, or The Two Cousins. London, 1856. Call number: Victorian Collection PR 5349 .S5 I96 1856

Mrs. Henry (Ellen) Wood, Mildred Arkell. London, 1865. Presentation copy. Call number: Victorian Collection PR 5842 .W8 M54 1865

 

 

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

Helen Dawes Brown, Little Miss Phoebe Gay. Boston, 1895. Call number: Alcott Collection PS 1139 .B33 L58 1895

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden. London, 1911 (first edition). Call number: Rare Book Collection PS 1214 .S42 1911b

 

 

ESSAYS AND NON-FICTION BY WOMEN

Isabella Beeton, How to Manage House and Servants. London, 1867. Call number: Victorian Collection TX 331. B41 1867

Acheta Domestica (L. M. Budgen), May Flowers. London, 1855. Call number: Victorian Collection QH 50 .B8 1855

Frances Power Cobbe, Essays on the Pursuits of Women. London, 1863. Call number: Victorian Collection HQ 1596 .C65 1863

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