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Family matters in the British and American novel

Author: Andrea O'Reilly Herrera; Elizabeth Mahn Nollen; Sheila M Foor
Publisher: Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Family Matters in the British and American Novel examines the literature that challenges and alters widely held assumptions about the form of the family, familial authority patterns, and the function of courtship, marriage, and family life from the late-eighteenth century to the present day.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Family matters in the British and American novel.
Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)605034579
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea O'Reilly Herrera; Elizabeth Mahn Nollen; Sheila M Foor
ISBN: 0879727454 9780879727451 0879727462 9780879727468
OCLC Number: 36499094
Description: x, 294 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Tales of the times: family and nation in Charlotte Smith and Jane West / Susan Allen Ford --
Breaking the tie that binds: parents and children in romantic fiction / Charlene E. Bunnell --
"Herself beheld": marriage, motherhood, and oppression in Brontës Villette and Jacob's Incidents in the life of a slave girl / Andrea O'Reilly Herrera --
Breaking loose from "Chin-bands of the soul": Barrett Browning's re-visioning of the patriarchal family in Aurora Leigh / Maureen Thum --
(De)constructing the patriarchal family: Mary Louisa Molesworth and the late nineteenth-century children's novel / Frank P. Riga --
The "muddle" of step-parenting: reconstructing domestic harmony in James and Forster / Scott F. Stoddart --
Virginia Woolf's dialogues with the "new woman" / Wendy Perkins --
Competing mothers: Edith Wharton's late vision of family life / Hildegard Hoeller --
Demythifying motherhood in three novels by Fay Weldon / Aleta F. Cane --
Updike's Rabbit novels and the tragedy of parenthood / D. Quentin Miller --
Fatherhood lost and regained in the novels of Anne Tyler / Elizabeth Mahn Nollen --
Moynihan's "tangle of pathology": Toni Morrison's legacy of motherhood / Michelle Pagni Stewart --
Pregnant with possibilities: revising the family romance in Stephen McCauley's The object of my affection / Paul M. Puccio.
Responsibility: editors: Andrea O'Reilly Herrera, Elizabeth Mahn Nollen, and Sheila Reitzel Foor.
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Family Matters in the British and American Novel examines the literature that challenges and alters widely held assumptions about the form of the family, familial authority patterns, and the function of courtship, marriage, and family life from the late-eighteenth century to the present day.

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