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Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature
  • Format
  • Authored by: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
  • From the Series: Literary Movements
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816060401
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6040-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 809
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 784


An accessible one-volume encyclopedia, this addition to the Literary Movements series is a comprehensive reference guide to the history and development of feminist literature, from early fairy tales to works by great women writers of today. Hundreds of informative A-to-Z entries cover a wide range of works and writers from around the world, as well as a range of genres, including novels, short stories, poetry, plays, and criticism. Focusing on the feminist works and writers that most often appear in high school and college curricula, Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature is the definitive resource for this movement.

Entries cover:

  • A variety of important feminist writers, including Aphra Behn, Jane Austen, Mary Wollstonecraft, Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Anaïs Nin, Joyce Carol Oates, Sandra Cisneros, and many more
  • Influential feminist works, such as Lysistrata, Middlemarch, The Bell Jar, The Feminine Mystique, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and The Woman Warrior
  • Feminist literary motifs and issues, such as captivity lore, education, goddess lore, sexuality, and witchcraft.


Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

Mary Ellen Snodgrass is the author of numerous award-winning reference works, including Encyclopedia of Fable, Encyclopedia of World Scriptures, Encyclopedia of Satirical Literature, Encyclopedia of Utopian Literature, and Facts On File's Encyclopedia of Gothic Literature.

Reviews and Awards

"Other reference works...cover the same ground, but none as comprehensively. Reasonably priced and engaging throughout, it is recommended for all school, public, and academic libraries."
Library Journal

"...more than 500 concise, informative entries on a wide array of women writers, specific works, and themes...Recommended."

"Recommended for large public and undergraduate libraries."

"Snodgrass introduces gems not found elsewhere...recommended..."
Feminist Collections

"...a valuable resource for school, academic, and public libraries."
American Reference Books Annual

"Considerably broader in scope and deeper in detail than [the competition]...a significant addition to most collections for its insights into the 'spirit and viscera of female life.'"
School Library Journal

"Best of Reference, 2007"

- The New York Public Library

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