An accessible one-volume encyclopedia, this addition to the Literary Movements series is a comprehensive reference guide to the history and development of feminist literature, from early fairy tales to works by great women writers of today. Hundreds of informative A-to-Z entries cover a wide range of works and writers from around the world, as well as a range of genres, including novels, short stories, poetry, plays, and criticism. Focusing on the feminist works and writers that most often appear in high school and college curricula, ""Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature"" is the definitive resource for this movement. Its coverage includes writers such as Willa Cather, George Eliot, Helen Keller, Anais Nin, and Gloria Steinem; works such as ""The Bell Jar"", ""The Feminist Mystique"", ""Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman"", and ""The Woman Warrior"", characters such as Cinderella, Hester Prynne, and the Wife of Bath; and much more.
Mary Ellen Snodgrass is the author of numerous reference works, including Encyclopedia of World Scriptures, Encyclopedia of Satirical Literature, and Facts File's Encyclopedia of Gothic Literature