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Deborah L. Clarke - professor of English and women's studies, Penn State University Park

Book Title: Taking the Wheel: Women and the Coming of the Motor Age

Author: Virginia Scharff

Book Description:

Virginia Scharff's book both provided a model and served as an inspiration for my project on cars and women's literature. Her historical analysis helped me to ground my own book in a specific context as well as offering a wealth of information about women and cars. I was able to use her work as a springboard for exploring how the various tensions circulating around women's access to the automobile played out in American fiction. Finally, it was simply of great value to see that another scholar had addressed many of my own interests and concerns from a different disciplinary perspective.


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