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Byron's heroines

Author: Caroline Franklin
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traditionally seen as an archetypal masculine poet, better known for his relationships with women than for the sympathetic study of them, Lord Byron has not lent himself easily to a feminist critique hitherto. In this, the first such example, Caroline Franklin takes an original and polemical standpoint, reading Byron within the setting of the contemporary debate on the nature, role, and rights of women in society.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Franklin, Caroline, 1949-
Byron's heroines.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)645846003
Named Person: George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; George Gordon Byron Byron, baron)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Franklin
ISBN: 0198112300 9780198112303
OCLC Number: 25369415
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Elma Dangerfield prize for Byron Studies 1993 and Winner of the British Academy Rose Mary Crawshaw Prize 1995.
Description: 280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. 'At Once Above --
Beneath Her Sex': The Heroine in Male-authored Regency Verse Romance --
2. 'A Soulless Toy for Tyrant's Lust?': The Heroine as Passive Victim --
3. 'The Firmness of a Female Hand': The Active Heroines of the Tales --
4. 'Quiet Cruising o'er the Ocean Woman': Byron's Don Juan and the Woman Question --
5. 'Each Was Radiant in Her Proper Sphere': Byron's Theory of Repression from Greece to the 'Gynocrasy' --
6. 'Why, What Is Virtue If It Needs a Victim?': Heroic Heroines in Regency Drama --
7. 'My Hope Was to Bring Forth Heroes': The Fostering of Masculine Virtu by the Stoical Heroines of the Political Plays --
8. 'Daughters of Earth': The Divided Self and the Heroines of the Mythological Dramas.
Responsibility: Caroline Franklin.
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This is the first feminist critique of Lord Byron's depiction of women. The heroines of his narrative and dramatic verse are considered in the light of the early 19th century debate on the role of  Read more...

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