A feminist novel is a book that supports the goal of equal rights for women. These include women's civic, economic and political rights.Continue Reading
Feminist novels can be found as far back as the 15th century. A few books from that time period are "The Book of the City of Ladies" and "The Treasure of the City of Ladies," both by Christine de Pisan and published around 1405. One well-known novel, perhaps not considered one with a feminist twist by many, is "The Tale of Joan of Arc" by Christine de Pisan, published in 1429. Feminist writings have continued to recent years. One of the more current novels includes "Cinnamon" by Samar Yazbek, published in 2012.
There are some schools of thought and criticisms when it comes to feminist literature, however. These include
There are also three phases of women's writings, as stated by Elaine Showalter in her book "A Literature of Their Own." These phases are:
As of October 2015, some new book releases include "Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency" by Bill O'Reilly, "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear" by Elizabeth Gilbert, Rick Riordan's "Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard," "The Girl in the Spider's Web" by David Lagercrantz, and Ransom Riggs' young-adult novel "Library of Souls." Some books released in September 2015 were "Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary" by Edward Klein and cookbook "Eat Clean, Stay Lean" by Prevention.Full Answer >
In 1831, the Merriam brothers opened a printing and book selling business and also bought the rights to Noah Webster's "An American Dictionary of the English Language, Corrected and Enlarged" in 1843, the year Noah Webster passed away. The first Merriam-Webster dictionary was released in 1847 after previous versions of Webster's dictionary did not sell well. Webster's original dictionary was sold at $20 (the price later dropped to $15 for an updated version, but this was still too high to successfully sell), while the Merriam-Webster revised version was sold at the much lower price of $6, allowing it to become much more successful.Full Answer >
Prose comes in several common literary forms, including the novel, novellas and short stories. Prose refers to works of fiction and non-fiction covering all topics and geared towards many different audiences. Regardless of type, all prose helps group written works into distinct categories, which in turn helps readers understand and analyze content.Full Answer >
Prose is a written form of language that has no defining metrical structure, which means that almost any short story, critical essay or novel serves as an example of a piece of prose. Prose is often said to be the most direct and effective way of communicating everyday speech through writing, making it very accessible and popular.Full Answer >