The Oxford Book of Women's Writing in the United States Edited by Linda Wagner-Martin and Cathy N. Davidson 1995 Oxford University Press

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This is a very good hardcover, NO dust jacket, jacket missing. 1995 Oxford University Press. This copy is crisp and clean inside. The pages are crisp, clean w no markings seen. The binding is tight and straight. Navy blue cloth hardcover boards are also very good with only very light shelf wear. Standard octavo size, or 6" x 9" with 596 pages including index.

The editors of this book have carefully chosen selections spanning four centuries that reflect the rich variety of American women's lives and writings. The collection embraces the perspectives of age and youth, tradition and revolution, public and private and more. Inside readers will find journalist Martha Gellhorn's "Last Words on Vietnam, 1973", short stories by Edith Wharton, Toni Morrison, Georgia O'Keeffe, Eudora Welty, Ursula K Ke Guin, Emily Dickinson and more.
Contents are divided into Parts that include short fiction, poetry (early and contemporary), public lives, private lives, women in the 19th century, and more. Descriptive headnotes explore the history of women's writing in ways that help the reader understand American women who have used language to change the world, remember the past and more.

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