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We have never been less interested in the details of history than we are today, and we have never been more committed to a weak and often reductive view of a romanticized past.
The dust-jacket of this book defines Diane Purkiss as a Lecturer in English; within its pages she prefers to describe herself as a feminist literary critic. It is a potent combination, and has resulted in a thoroughly individual and very important book.
This is a wonderful book. It invites a range of responses: from engaged discussion, heated argument to personal reminiscences.