Book Fetish: Volume 230—English Women Writers Edition

This week’s Book Fetish is sponsored by Not Just Jane by Shelley DeWees.

notjustjane-pb-cJane Austen and the Brontës endure as British literature’s leading ladies (and for good reason)—but were these reclusive parsons’ daughters really the only writing women of their day? A feminist history of literary Britain, this witty, fascinating nonfiction debut explores the extraordinary lives and work of seven long-forgotten authoresses, and asks: Why did their considerable fame and influence, and a vibrant culture of female creativity, fade away? And what are we missing because of it?



George Eliot Delicious Autumn Printable: Embrace the waning days of fall with a gold-tipped print about your favorite apple-scented season.


Bronte Sisters Shirt: The original sister trio, Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy have nothing on Emily, Anne, and Charlotte. Werk!


Jane Eyre Rocks Glasses: You know Jane would’ve been a single malt drinker.


Virginia Woolf Tote: Take the author of “I ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure” with you on your next library trip.


Wuthering Heights Quote Print: Not the most obvious or well-known quote from Emily’s masterpiece, but certainly my favorite.