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Convict voices : women, class, and writing about prison in nineteenth-century England

Author: Anne Schwan
Series: Becoming modern.
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In this lively study of the development and transformation of voices of female offenders in nineteenth-century England, Anne Schwan analyzes a range of colorful sources, including crime broadsides, reform literature, prisoners' own writings about imprisonment and courtroom politics, and conventional literary texts, such as Adam Bede and The Moonstone. Not only does Schwan demonstrate strategies for interpreting  Read more...
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Schwan, Anne.
Convict voices.
Durham, N.H. : University of New Hampshire Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2014935035
(OCoLC)898842910
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Schwan
ISBN: 9781611686739 1611686733
OCLC Number: 897115815
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
Responsibility: Anne Schwan.
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