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The Flesh Made Word : Female Figures and Women's Bodies.

Author: Helena Michie
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining the works of such Victorian writers as the Brontes, Dickens, Eliot, and Hardy, this study discusses codes and taboos about the female body and explores how female sexuality was represented in Victorian literary and non-literary genres, such as painting, etiquette books and pornography.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helena Michie
ISBN: 9780198021155 0198021151
OCLC Number: 476013342
Description: 1 online resource (190 pages)
Contents: CONTENTS; Introduction: Constructing the Frame; CHAPTER I: Ladylike Anorexia: Hunger, Sexuality, and Etiquette; CHAPTER II: Becoming Public Women: Women and Work; CHAPTER III: Calling and Falling: Vocation and Prostitution; CHAPTER IV: Body, Figure, Embodiment: The Paradoxes of Heroine Description; CHAPTER V: Re-membering the Body: Feminist Theory and Representation; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W.

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Examining the works of such Victorian writers as the Brontes, Dickens, Eliot, and Hardy, this study discusses codes and taboos about the female body and explores how female sexuality was represented in Victorian literary and non-literary genres, such as painting, etiquette books and pornography.

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