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Rebecca Harding Davis

writing cultural autobiography
  • 217 Pages
  • 2.31 MB
  • English
Vanderbilt University Press , Nashville
Davis, Rebecca Harding, 1831-1910, Davis, Rebecca Harding, 1831-1910 -- Family, Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography, Authors, American -- 19th century -- Family relationships, United States -- Civilization -- 19th ce


United S

Statementedited by Janice Milner Lasseter and Sharon M. Harris.
ContributionsLasseter, Janice Milner, 1940-, Harris, Sharon M.
LC ClassificationsPS1517 .B5 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 217 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3939087M
ISBN 100826513549, 0826513840
LC Control Number2001005429

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Rebecca Blaine Harding Davis, American essayist and writer, remembered primarily for her story “Life in the Iron Mills,” which is considered a transitional work of American realism. Rebecca Harding graduated from the Washington Female Seminary in Rebecca Harding Davis () is typically defined as a pioneering realist writer.

As this site suggests, she was that and much more. She wrote in a wide range of genres--realism, romance, sketch, gothic, mystery, silhouettes, and many others. Project Gutenberg's Life in the Iron-Mills, by Rebecca Harding Davis This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.

The Welsh Wolfe blood was honest. The roll was a small green pocket-book containing one or two gold pieces, and a check for an incredible amount, as it seemed to the poor.

Although credited with over published works, most of Rebecca Harding Davis’ writings were already forgotten by the time she died in Her work was rediscovered in the early 's by the feminist writer Tillie Olson, who found a serialized version of one of Davis’ books moldering in a junk shop.

[3]. Biography. Davis was born on Ap in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother Rebecca Harding Davis was a prominent writer in her day. His father, Lemuel Clarke Davis, was himself a journalist and edited the Philadelphia Public Ledger. As a young man, Davis attended the Episcopalafter an unhappy year at Swarthmore College, Davis transferred to Lehigh Spouse: Cecil Clark (m–; divorce), Bessie.

Life in the Iron Mills is Rebecca Harding Davis' book about the tragedy of the working class in America. It is one of the first novels to be recognized as realist.

Davis writes about a woman named Deborah who works at a mill in Virginia and runs a boarding house for some of the workers. Falling for a loner, artist type who also works at the mill, she is continually frustrated by his : Rebecca Harding Davis.

Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Rebecca Harding Davis books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Rebecca Harding Davis is best known for her gritty short story “Life in the Iron-Mills,” set in her native Wheeling, West Virginia.

Far less is known of her later career among elite social circles in Philadelphia, New York, and Europe, or her relationships with American presidents and leading international figures in the worlds of literature and the : Sharon M.

Harris. Rebecca Harding Davis died on Septemat her son Richard's home in Mount Kisco, New York. She published more than works in her lifetime.

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Houghton-Mifflin published Davis's autobiography, Bits of Gossip, in —the same year her husband died. In her preface, Davis explains that she will not be presenting a traditional memoir, but rather a cultural memoir that focuses on the.

Life in the Iron Mills and Other Stories by Davis, Rebecca Harding and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Life in the Iron-Mills by Rebecca Harding Davis Life in the Iron Mills was initially published in The Atlantic Monthly in April After being published anonymously, both Emily Dickinson and Nathaniel Hawthorne praised the work/5(4).

Rebecca Harding Davis, –, American novelist, b. Washington, Pa.; mother of Richard Harding early nonfiction pieces, particularly those collected under the title Life in the Iron Mills (), and her first novel, Margaret Howth (), foreshadowed the naturalistic techniques of later 19th-century writers by showing how a dismal environment can warp character.

Rebecca Harding Davis' novella "Life in the Iron Mills" presents a moral dilemma plaguing a working class family. Through detailed descriptions of both factory and home life for proletarian.

From the late s until her death inRebecca Harding Davis was one of the best-known writers in America. She broke into print as a young woman in the s with "Life in the Iron Mills," which established her as one of the pioneers of American realism.

She developed a literary theory of the "commonplace" nearly two decades before William Dean Howels shaped his own version of the concept. Rebecca Blain Harding Davis (borndied ) was an American author and journalist. She wrote about the lives of women, people of color, and immigrants in order to effect social change.

Life in the Iron Mills is her best-known work. Gregory Hadley is at Nagaoka National College of Technology in : $ Read Rebecca Harding Davis Books Online. Rebecca Harding Davis Book a Harding Davis Book Reviews, Read Rebecca Harding Davis eBooks Online to Save Top Rebecca Harding Davis Books Online From your PC, iMac or iPhone.

Rebecca Harding Davis and American Realism Sharon M. Harris. pages | 6 x 9 Paper | ISBN | $s | Outside the Americas £ From the late s until her death inRebecca Harding Davis was one of the best-known writers in America.

"This fascinating account of nineteenth-century American life on the eastern seaboard will be of interest to the general reader as well as the student and scholar of American literature and American studies."--Wendy Martin, author of An American Triptych: The Lives and Work of Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, and Adrienne Rich "Rebecca Harding Davis: Writing Cultural Autobiography is an Cited by: 9.

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Choose the part of Life in the Iron-Mills which you want to read from the table of contents to get started. Rebecca Harding Davis: Selected Secondary Bibliography (updated 5/22/12) Davis on Hawthorne, Emerson, and Bronson Alcott (pp.

from Bits of Gossip) Rebecca Harding Davis Society site. Biographical information and bibliographical information from Professor Janice Lasseter, Samford University.

A shorter version is available at the Legacy site. “Rebecca Harding Davis: Writing Cultural Autobiography”, p, Vanderbilt University Press 2 Copy quote TO preach a sermon or edit a newspaper were the two things in life which I always felt I could do with credit to myself and benefit to the world, if I only had the chance.

Rebecca Harding Davis: A Biographical Sketch & Bibliography. by Janice Milner Lasseter. Rebecca Harding Davis was born J and spent her first five years in Huntsville Alabama. Her family then moved to Wheeling, Virginia (later West Virginia) where she lived until her marriage.

Rebecca Harding DAVIS ( - ) This novella was the first published work by Rebecca Harding Davis: writer, social reformer, and pioneer of literary realism. It tells the story of Hugh Wolfe, a Welsh laborer in an iron mill who is also a talented sculptor, and of Deborah, the hunchbacked woman who unrequitedly loves him.

With hundreds of works (short stories, essays, and books) to her credit, Rebecca Harding Davis’s writing was published in all of the well-known literary magazines of her day. In addition to being a professional writer of fiction, Davis performed editorial work for several major newspapers, including the New York Tribune, for which she wrote.

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Rebecca Harding, author, born in Washington, Pa., 24th June, She was reared and educated in Wheeling, W. Va., where, inshe became the wife of L. Clark Davis, at that time editorially connected with the Philadelphia " Inquirer," and a contributor to the prominent periodicals of the : Leverington Cemetery, Roxborough.

Rebecca Harding Davis Writing Cultural Autobiography Editor(s): Janice Milner Lasseter, Sharon M. Harris. This is the annotated edition of novelist/journalist Rebecca Harding Davisís autobiography, Bits of Gossip, and a previously unpublished family history written for her children.

The memoirs are not traditional autobiography; rather, they are Davis's perspective on the extraordinary.