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Aestheticism and the marriage market in Victorian popular fiction : the art of female beauty

Author: Kirby-Jane Hallum
Publisher: London ; Brookfield, Vermont : Pickering & Chatto, 2015.
Series: Literary texts and the popular marketplace, no. 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on close readings of five Victorian novels, Hallum presents an original study of the interaction between popular fiction, the marriage market and the aesthetic movement. She uses popular texts by Rhoda Broughton, George Meredith, Ouida, Marie Corelli and George du Maurier to trace the development of aestheticism, examining the differences between the authors, including their approach, style and gender. Wider  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kirby-Jane Hallum
ISBN: 9781848934818 1848934815
OCLC Number: 905843983
Description: ix, 217 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The art of female beauty in context --
'Two lovers to decide their rival claim to the possesson of my person': Rhoda Broughton's Cometh up as a Flower --
The 'Aesthetics of love' in George Meredith's The Egoist --
'A Lovely Woman Whom He Had Bought: The market for aesthetic commodities in Ouida's Moths --
'I Love Beauty --
and I Study It Wherever I Find It, Dead or Living': Marie Corelli's Wormwood --
'Love for Love's Sake': George du Maurier's Trilby --
Conclusion: Beyond beauty.
Series Title: Literary texts and the popular marketplace, no. 8.
Responsibility: by Kirby-Jane Hallum.

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Based on close readings of five Victorian novels, Hallum presents an original study of the interaction between popular fiction, the marriage market and the aesthetic movement. She uses the texts to  Read more...

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"This comprehensively researched book surveys the tendency to fetishize and commodify the female body during the aesthetic movement." --Talia Schaffer, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, Read more...

 
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