The Picturesque, The Sublime, The Beautiful: Visual Artistry in the Works of Charlotte Smith (1749-1806): Review
Congratulations to Valerie Derbyshire, whose book has received an excellent review from Rachael Isom (Arkansas State University).
Isom states that "Derbyshire’s book is a valuable resource for students and scholars of Charlotte Smith, as well as those interested in the confluences of visual art and fiction during the Romantic age. By drawing the critical eye to Smith’s personal artistic networks, Derbyshire shows how novelistic artistry allows Smith to question dominant narratives, redefine women’s roles, and expose the artificial inequities of eighteenth-century British society. Most importantly, this book demonstrates Smith’s deep and lasting effect on the way women’s stories are told during the Romantic age and beyond."
The Picturesque, The Sublime, The Beautiful's review can be read in the journal 'Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature' (41.2), Fall 2022 issue.
Derbyshire's book is available to order here: The Picturesque, The Sublime, The Beautiful: Visual Artistry in the Works of Charlotte Smith (1749-1806)
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