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Criticism, interpretation, etc
|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Durham, N.H. : University of New Hampshire Press, 
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Description:||1 online resource : illustrations.|
|Contents:||Introduction: Approaching female prisoners' voices --
"Shame, you are not going to hang me!": Women's voices in nineteenth-century street literature --
The lives of which "There are no records kept": Convicts and matrons in the prison narratives of Frederick William Robinson ("A prison Matron") --
The limits of female reformation: Hidden stories in George Eliot's Adam Bede and Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone --
"A clamorous multitude and a silent prisoner": Women's rights, spirtualism, and public speech in Susan Willis Fletcher's Twelve Months in an English Prison --
Adultery, gender, and the nation: The Florence Maybrick Case and Mrs. Maybrick's Own Story --
Gender and citizenship in Edwardian writings from prison: Katie Gliddon and the suffragettes at Holloway --
Postscript: Rewriting women's prison history in historical fiction: Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace and Sarah Waters's Affinity.
|Series Title:||Becoming modern.|
|Other Titles:||Women, class, and writing about prison in nineteenth-century England|
Schwan offers a 'sustained interrogation and occasional celebration' of women's voices on the subject of prison. In so doing, she attends to the too-often ignored centrality of those voices in the
- English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
- English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
- Women prisoners -- England -- History -- 19th century.
- Women prisoners in literature.
- LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
- English literature.
- English literature -- Women authors.
- Women prisoners.