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Bleak houses : marital violence in Victorian fiction

Author: Lisa A Surridge
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Offenses Against the Person Act of 1828 opened magistrates'' courts to abused working-class wives. Newspapers in turn reported on these proceedings, and in this way the Victorian scrutiny of domestic conduct began. But how did popular fiction treat "private" family violence? Bleak Houses: Marital Violence in Victorian Fiction traces novelists'' engagement with the wife-assault debates in the public press between  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Surridge, Lisa A. (Lisa Anne), 1963-
Bleak houses.
Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005010296
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa A Surridge
ISBN: 9780821441992 082144199X
OCLC Number: 191953298
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 271 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Private violence in the public eye: the early writings of Charles Dickens --
Domestic violence and middle-class manliness: Dombey and Son --
From regency violence to Victorian feminism: The tenant of Wildfell Hall --
The abused woman and the community: "Janet's repentance" --
Strange revelations: the divorce court, the newspaper, and The woman in white --
The private eye and the public gaze: He knew he was right --
Marital violence and the new woman: The wing of Azrael --
"Are women protected?" Sherlock Holmes and the violent home.
Responsibility: Lisa Surridge.

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The Offenses Against the Person Act of 1828 opened magistrates' courts to abused working-class wives. Newspapers in turn reported on these proceedings, and in this way the Victorian scrutiny of  Read more...

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