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Shelley DeWees presents "Not Just Jane"

  • SubText Books 6 West 5th Street Saint Paul, MN, 55102 United States

Shelley DeWees will read from her debut, "Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature" on Tuesday, January 10th at 7pm at SubText Books.

Like many readers, Shelly DeWees adored Jane Austen and novels like "Jane Eyre" and "Wuthering Heights," and spent hours in their "land of delicious fantasy, one of misty gardens and snug cottages in Devonshire" or "windswept moors... and dark, barren houses." But as much as she loved these books, she began to wonder: Were these reclusive parsons' daughters the only women writing anything of note during late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain? 

DeWees answers her question in "Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature," which weaves history, biography, and critical analysis into a rip-roaring narrative of a nation's fabulous, yet mostly forgotten, female literary heritage. A feminist history of literary Britain, "Not Just Jane" is a witty and fascinating debut.

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