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The Resource A web of relationship : women in the short stories of Mary Wilkins Freeman, Mary R. Reichardt

A web of relationship : women in the short stories of Mary Wilkins Freeman, Mary R. Reichardt

Label
A web of relationship : women in the short stories of Mary Wilkins Freeman
Title
A web of relationship
Title remainder
women in the short stories of Mary Wilkins Freeman
Statement of responsibility
Mary R. Reichardt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although a prolific and popular writer in her day, Mary Wilkins Freeman has only recently been rediscovered and reevaluated as a realistic recorder of the status and sensibility of the New England woman in the early years of this century. Women form the backbone of her stories. Within a framework tightly controlled by patriarchal and religious tradition, Freeman's women strive for an understanding of the roles assigned to them. Through their relationships and responses, they test the limits of their freedom and learn the moral and personal consequences of rejecting or acquiescing to the roles the larger community has imposed on them. The rebellious woman became a key theme in Freeman's stories and a major image in her gallery of fictional portraits of women. A Web of Relationship reveals how she sharply delineates the lives and personalities of women who accept or reject the ideal Victorian code of "true womanhood" as mother and wife. This study of Freeman's stories throws light upon the other women her rich fictional narratives portray--women who are rejected by men and who feel their lives are thus worthless and their futures bleak; women frustrated yet submissive to the confines of marriage; women whose sole means of solidarity with other women is through self-aggrandizing gossip; women who must deal each day with the twin hardships of advancing age and poverty. Freeman's unifying theme is the web of relationships connecting every type of New England woman struggling toward selfhood despite straitened circumstances and repression by family and community. Freeman's collective portraits of New England women not only give insight into her art but also reveal her penetrating vision of women frustrated by the confusing and confining roles forced upon them in this time and place
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reichardt, Mary R
Dewey number
813/.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1713
LC item number
.R45 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Short story
  • Freeman, Mary Eleanor Wilkins
  • Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins
  • Freeman, Mary Eleanor Wilkins
  • Erzählung
  • Frau
  • Kurzgeschichte
  • Heldin
  • Frauenbild
Label
A web of relationship : women in the short stories of Mary Wilkins Freeman, Mary R. Reichardt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Bibliography of Mary Wilkins Freeman's works": p. 157-170
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Backgrounds
  • 2. Contexts
  • 3. Women as Daughters in the Family: "The Web of Self-Strangulation"
  • 4. Women, Men, and Marriage: "Reckoning Them in with Providence"
  • 5. Women as Friends and Rivals: "Friend of My Heart"
  • 6. Women Alone: "I Hadn't Orter Feel This Way"
  • Appendix: Bibliography of Mary Wilkins Freeman's Works
Control code
24504710
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 186 pages
Isbn
9780878055555
Lccn
91032352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24504710
  • (WaOLN)1451570
Label
A web of relationship : women in the short stories of Mary Wilkins Freeman, Mary R. Reichardt
Publication
Note
"Bibliography of Mary Wilkins Freeman's works": p. 157-170
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Backgrounds
  • 2. Contexts
  • 3. Women as Daughters in the Family: "The Web of Self-Strangulation"
  • 4. Women, Men, and Marriage: "Reckoning Them in with Providence"
  • 5. Women as Friends and Rivals: "Friend of My Heart"
  • 6. Women Alone: "I Hadn't Orter Feel This Way"
  • Appendix: Bibliography of Mary Wilkins Freeman's Works
Control code
24504710
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 186 pages
Isbn
9780878055555
Lccn
91032352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24504710
  • (WaOLN)1451570

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