THE FACES OF EVE: Women in the Nineteenth Century American Novel.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - The 19th century was a time of great social upheaval in America, especially in the relationship between the sexes, and this book studies the various and changing roles assigned to women in literature - from the myth of America as a New World Garden of Eden to women as temptress (Celia Madden and Hester Pyrnne), to the American princess (Isabel Archer and others), figures of the great mother - and the "unnatural women reformers of Boston." Notes, bibliography, index. x, 294 pp. ISBN: 0-19502025.
Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (slight sunning to spine of dj).