Grace Aguilar

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Grace Aguilar
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For the first time in over a century, this edition makes available the work of the most important Jewish writer in early and mid-Victorian Britain. Grace Aguilar (1816-1847) broke new literary ground by writing from the unique perspective of an Anglo-Jewish woman. Aguilar's writing responds to English representations of Jews and women by writers such as Felicia Hemans, Maria Edgeworth, Sir Walter Scott, and Thomas Macaulay. She both assimilates and alters the genres of historical romance, dramatic monologue, domestic fiction, history, and midrash, among others.This edition includes Aguilar's novella The Perez Family in its entirety; the Sephardic historical romance "The Escape," her Sephardic historical romance, "History of the Jews in England," the first such history ever written by a Jew; major poems; excerpts from The Women of Israel; and Aguilar's Frankfurt journal, never before published. Also included are primary source materials such as writings on "the Jewish question" from Aguilar's non-Jewish contemporaries, tributes and memoirs, and contemporary responses to her work.

Authors: Aguilar, Grace, 1816-1847
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Michael Galchinsky
Title: Grace Aguilar
selected writings
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. ; Orchard Park, NY : Broadview Press, c2003
Characteristics: 415 p. : ill., port., facsim. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-415)
Additional Contributors: Galchinsky, Michael
ISBN: 1551113775
Research Call Number: JFD 03-8893
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