Women's Literature in the 19th Century: Representative Works

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Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey: And Persuasion (novels) 1818

Miss Marjoribanks (novel) 1866

Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre (novel) 1847

Villette (novel) 1853

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Aurora Leigh (poetry) 1857

Josephine Butler

The Education and Employment of Women (nonfiction) 1868

Kate Chopin

The Awakening (novel) 1898

Frances Power Cobbe

Essays in the Pursuit of Women (essays) 1863

The Life of Frances Power Cobbe: By Herself (autobiography) 1894

Dinah Craik

Olive (novel) 1850

George Eliot

Romola (novel) 1863

Middlemarch (novel) 1871-72

Fanny Fern

Ruth Hall (novel) 1855

Margaret Fuller

Woman in the Nineteenth Century (nonfiction) 1845

Elizabeth Gaskell

Ruth (novel) 1853

Adam Bede (novel) 1859

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper (novella) 1892

Women and Economics (nonfiction) 1898

Sarah Grimké

Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Women (letters and essays) 1834

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

"The Two Offers" (short story) 1859

Sketches of Southern Life (folklore poetry) 1872

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter (novel) 1859

Marietta Holley

My Opinions and Betsey Bobbet's (short stories) 1873

Sarah Orne Jewett

A White Heron and other Stories (short stories) 1886

A Country Doctor (novel) 1884

"Tom's Husband" (short story) 1886

The Country of the Pointed Firs (short stories) 1896

Anna Cora Mowatt

Fashion; or, Life in New York (play) 1854

Caroline Sheridan Norton

English Laws for Women (essay) 1854

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The Woman's Bible (prose) 1895

Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Uncle Lot" (short story) 1834

Uncle Tom's Cabin (novel) 1852

The Pearl of Orr's Island (novel) 1862

Susan Warner

The Wide, Wide World (novel) 1851

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