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Fatal women of Romanticism.

Author: Adriana Craciun; Ebrary, Inc.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 54.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Craciun demonstrates how portrayals of fatal women played an important role in the development of Romantic women's poetic identities.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adriana Craciun; Ebrary, Inc.
ISBN: 0521816688 9780521816687
OCLC Number: 475370352
Description: xviii, 328 p. : ill.
Contents: List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The subject of violence: Mary Lamb, femme fatale; 2. Violence against difference: Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Robinson and women's strength; 3. 'The aristocracy of genius': Mary Robinson and Marie Antoinette; 4. Unnatural, unsexed, undead: Charlotte Dacre's gothic bodies; 5. 'In seraph strains, unpitying, to destroy': Anne Bannerman's femmes fatales; 6. 'Life has one vast stern likeness in its gloom': Letitia Landon's philosophy of decomposition; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 54.

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