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The female servant and sensation fiction : 'kitchen literature'

Author: Elizabeth Steere
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Female Servant and Sensation Fiction: 'Kitchen Literature'" explores how the sensation fiction genre popular in the 1860s fits into the canon of nineteenth-century literature and considers how its depiction of gender and class reflects a context of social change. Contemporary critics derided the genre as 'kitchen literature' because of its popularity among the newly literate servant classes, but this term also  Read more...
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Steere, Elizabeth, 1981-
Female servant and sensation fiction
(DLC) 2013044379
(OCoLC)858007718
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Steere
ISBN: 9781137365262 1137365269
OCLC Number: 863997618
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: "Kitchen literature" --
"Let nothing ever induce you to read novels": servants and sensationalism in the mid-nineteenth century --
"Merely telling the truth": servants' stories in Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights --
"No human being ever was created for this": the servant victim in the works of Wilkie Collins --
"Privileged spies": the criminal servant in Lady Audley's Secret --
"She had her rôle to play": East Lynne and the servant actress --
"We will still be husband and wife": the servant as spouse in Gaskell's The grey woman --
"The stuff of lurid fiction": sensation fiction in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Steere, Lecturer, University of West Georgia, USA.

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