£27.95
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we dispatch the item.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Reading Adoption: Family and Difference in Fiction and Drama Paperback – 30 Oct 2007


See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
£27.95
£18.32 £30.56
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press (30 Oct. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047203264X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0472032648
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,288,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

In Reading Adoption Marianne Novy takes us back to Oedipus, that quintessential adoptee, and to Shakespeare's romance with parent-child reunions, as well as to orphans lost and found in modern English and American literature. And all the while she gives us insights into living adoption as she weaves her own story of reuniting with her birth mother, which is as absorbing as any of the fictional narratives she has guided us through. - Betty Jean Lifton, author of Journey of the Adopted Self ""Notable... and courageous - in its blending of the personal and the scholarly... a book of monumental interest."" - Carol J. Singley, Rutgers University-Camden

Synopsis

A literary scholar who is an adult adoptee delves into one of the enduring themes of literature - the child raised by other parents. "Reading Adoption" artfully combines memoir with literary and feminist scholarship, shedding new light on familiar texts. Engagingly written from Marianne Novy's dual perspectives as critic and adult adoptee, the book explores the ways in which novels and plays portray adoption through careful readings of works by authors from Sophocles to Barbara Kingsolver.

See all Product description

Customer reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews
Sarah Epic
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat resource for adoptees, the only text about adoption in literature currently available
25 November 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
maryanne
5.0 out of 5 starsA breath of fresh air
11 February 2006 - Published on Amazon.com
9 people found this helpful.
Denise Pappas
5.0 out of 5 starsReading Adoption: Just the book I was looking for!
6 December 2005 - Published on Amazon.com
4 people found this helpful.

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?