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Traveling Women: Narrative Visions of Early America (review)

Traveling Women: Narrative Visions of Early America (review) 04-reviews302 5/17/07 9:05 AM Page 224 224 Biography 30.2 (Spring 2007) apparent the eccentricities of this measure of fame. According to my own tally, the authors with the most sites listed are Shakespeare (28), Jane Austen (26), Conan Doyle (18), Lewis Carroll (13), Tolkien and Joyce (11), and Milton (10). With 8 sites each are Rossetti, Stevenson, Wilde, Chesterton, Forster, Woolf, Lawrence, and T. S. Eliot. With 7 sites are Beowulf, Chaucer, Byron, Dickens, Yeats, and Samuel Johnson. 2. As of 5 Dec. 2006. See <http://newark.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Johnson/sjbib.html>. Paul Tankard Susan Clair Imbarrato. Traveling Women: Narrative Visions of Early America. Athens, OH: Ohio UP, 2006. 254 pp. ISBN 0-8214-1674-7, $42.95. Susan Clair Imbarrato has done yeoman service in her new book, Traveling Women: Narrative Visions of Early America, taking the mission of social his- tory—to illumine the lives of ordinary people and everyday life—mixing it with literary analysis, and making it her own. Her subjects are literate white women, some with the means to travel, some impelled by economic circum- stances to relocate. Though one might counter that “traveling women” are by definition exceptional, these women write extensively of everyday life, often in great detail. Indeed, because they are in transit—either http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Traveling Women: Narrative Visions of Early America (review)

Biography , Volume 30 (2) – Jul 25, 2007

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04-reviews302 5/17/07 9:05 AM Page 224 224 Biography 30.2 (Spring 2007) apparent the eccentricities of this measure of fame. According to my own tally, the authors with the most sites listed are Shakespeare (28), Jane Austen (26), Conan Doyle (18), Lewis Carroll (13), Tolkien and Joyce (11), and Milton (10). With 8 sites each are Rossetti, Stevenson, Wilde, Chesterton, Forster, Woolf, Lawrence, and T. S. Eliot. With 7 sites are Beowulf, Chaucer, Byron, Dickens, Yeats, and Samuel Johnson. 2. As of 5 Dec. 2006. See <http://newark.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Johnson/sjbib.html>. Paul Tankard Susan Clair Imbarrato. Traveling Women: Narrative Visions of Early America. Athens, OH: Ohio UP, 2006. 254 pp. ISBN 0-8214-1674-7, $42.95. Susan Clair Imbarrato has done yeoman service in her new book, Traveling Women: Narrative Visions of Early America, taking the mission of social his- tory—to illumine the lives of ordinary people and everyday life—mixing it with literary analysis, and making it her own. Her subjects are literate white women, some with the means to travel, some impelled by economic circum- stances to relocate. Though one might counter that “traveling women” are by definition exceptional, these women write extensively of everyday life, often in great detail. Indeed, because they are in transit—either

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