From one of America's most brilliant critics and cultural commentators comes a collection of startling, gorgeously written autobiographical essays. [Castle] is a brilliant stylist, and everything she writes is gripping.--Edmund White.
"This is the book we Terry Castle fans have been waiting for, and those new to her work are in for a revelation - a brain-goosing, entertaining blast."
-James Wolcott, contributing writer to Vanity Fair
Castle is Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University and has taught eighteenth-century English literature at Stanford since 1983. She specializes in the history of the novel, especially the works of Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding, and in the study of eighteenth-century popular culture. She has written seven books. In 1995 her book The Female Thermometer was a runner-up for the PEN Spielvogel-Diamondstein Award for the Art of the Essay. She writes regularly for the London Review of Books, the New Republic, and other magazines and journals.
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