This far-reaching examination of women writers identified with Great Britain builds on its predecessor's strengths, with 50 percent new material and completely updated entries. Over six hundred writers are discussed in terms of their biographies--with precise details where these could be ascertained and in come cases correcting biographies in other reference works--as well as in terms of thematic issues and critical reception. Each entry includes a definitive bibliography of the writer and a thorough secondary bibliography (including book-length studies, reference works, major essays, and reviews) to lead readers to other sources. Available in paperback for the first time, this book is an ideal desk reference for scholar and student alike.
Paul Schlueter and June Schlueter have individually and jointly written and edited a number of critical and reference works, including The English Novel: Twentieth Century Criticism (Vol. 2: Twentieth Century Novelists) and Modern American Literature (Supplement 2). Paul Schlueter's books include The Novels of Doris Lessing and Shirley Ann Grau. June Schlueter, Provost, and Dana Professor of English at Lafayette College, has edited Feminist Readings of Modern American Drama and Modern American Drama: The Female Canon.