Spring 1998, Vol. 17, No. 1

From the Editor, 7-9
Holly Laird


Edith Wharton on French Colonial Charities for Women: An Unknown Travel Essay, 11-21
Frederick Wegener

Les Oeuvres de Mme Lyautey au Maroc, 23-27
Edith Wharton

Madame Lyautey’s Charitable Works in Morocco, 29-36
Translated by Louise M. Wills


I Want to Be You: Envy, the Lacanian Double, and Feminist Community in Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride, 37-64
Jean Wyatt

Lesbian Romance Fiction and the Plotting of Desire: Narrative Theory, Lesbian Identity, and Reading Practice, 65-82
Suzanne Juhasz

“Would You Be Ashamed to Let Them See What You Have Written?” The Gendering of Photoplaywrights, 1913-1923, 83-99
Anne Morey

“The Flaw in the Centre”: Writing as Hymenal Rupture in Virginia Woolf’s Work, 101-121
Patricia Moran

From Faux Pas to Faut Pas, or On the Way to The Princess of Clèves, 123-144
Catherine Liu


God’s Englishwomen: Seventeenth-Century Radical Sectarian Writing and Feminist Criticism, by Hilary Hinds, 145-146
Elaine V. Beilin

Sappho and the Virgin Mary: Same-Sex Love and the English Literary Imagination, by Ruth Vanita, 146-150
Sharon Marcus

Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters, by Judith Halberstam, 150-153
Maureen F. Curtin

Our Sister Editors: Sarah J. Hale and the Tradition of Nineteenth-Century American Women Editors, by Patricia Okker, 153-155
Mary Bortnyk Rigsby

Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and the Biographical Act, by Charles Caramello; Telling Women’s Lives: The New Biography, by Linda Wagner-Martin, 156-158
Olivia Frey

The Body and the Song: Elizabeth Bishop’s Poetics, by Marilyn May Lombardi; Elizabeth Bishop: Her Poetics of Loss, by Susan McCabe; Exchanging Hats: Paintings by Elizabeth Bishop, edited by William Benton, 158-161
Joanne Feit Diehl

Loving Arms: British Women Writing the Second World War, by Karen Schneider, 161-162
Rhonda Pettit

The Woman’s Hand: Gender and Theory in Japanese Women’s Writing, edited by Paul Gordon Schalow and Janet A. Walker, 162-164
Carol Fairbanks

Francophone African Women Writers: Destroying the Emptiness of Silence, by Irène Assiba d’Almeida, 165-167
Karen Gould

Granny Midwives and Black Women Writers: Double-Dutched Readings, by Valerie Lee; Recovered Writers/Recovered Texts: Race, Class, and Gender in Black Women’s Literature, edited by Dolan Hubbard, 167-169
Linda Seidel

Come As You Are: Sexuality and Narrative, by Judith Roof; Lesbian Configurations, by renée c. hoogland, 170-173
Elizabeth LeBlanc

Mary Wollstonecraft Sojourner Truth Margaret Atwood Abigail Adams Amy Tan H.D. Simone de Beauvoir Zora Neale Hurston Frances Burney Virginia Woolf

"The white saxifrage with the indented leafe is moste commended for the breakinge of the Stone."

— Turner, Herbal, III, 68 [1568]