Best known for her culinary and domestic guides and the award-winning short story "Mrs. Washington Potts," Eliza Leslie deserves a much more prominent place in contemporary literary discussions of the nineteenth century. Her writing, known for its overtly moralistic and didactic tones--though often presented with wit and humor--also provides contemporary readers with a nuanced perspective for understanding the diversity among American women in Leslie's time. Leslie's writing serves as a commentary on gender ideals and ...

Selections from Eliza Leslie 2011, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803232952

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