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19th Century Women Novelists  

This guide, designed for Women's Studies or Literature majors gives resources for the study of 19th Century women's literature. Authors discussed include Mary Shelley, the Bronte sisters, and Jane Austen.
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Welcome to my LibGuide- 19th Century Women Novelists. This guide is designed for San Jose State Women's Studies and English and Comparative Literature students as some of the resources are specifically catered to SJSU students, yet most of the resources are available to everyone.

On the left-hand menu, you will find two resources highly relevant to your studies- the SJSU LibGuide for English and Comparative Literature and the SJSU LibGuide for Women's Studies. Other resources are split into the other 4 tabs-"Biographies", "Indices", "Catalogs and Databases" and "Recommended Novels". "Biographies" links 4 biographical essays of 6 different 19th century women novelists- Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Louisa May Alcott and the Bronte Sisters (Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte). The "indices" tab lists several indices for 19th century women writers where you are able to see the plethora of women writers and novelists and perhaps learn about previously unknown authors. The "Catalog and Databases" tab gives directions and recommendations on how to use databases and catalogs to further your research. Finally, the "Recommendations" tab are my personal recommendations for my favorite novels written by 19th century women and the themes encountered in the books.

Good luck in your studies and enjoy the worlds these talented women bring us!


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Liza is a MLIS(Masters of Library and Information Science) student from San Jose State University. Her focus is in archives. She used to teach English in Japan. She enjoys reading, nintendo, and sight-seeing.
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