By Cynthia Griffin Wolff
Representing 4 favourite American ladies writers who flourished within the interval following the Civil warfare, this assortment contains "Life within the Iron generators" by way of Rebecca Harding Davis, "The Yellow Wallpaper" by way of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "The state of the Pointed Firs" via Sarah Orne Jewett, and "Souls Belated" via Edith Wharton.
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