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Images of the woman reader in Victorian British and American fiction

Author: Catherine Golden
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For Victorian women, danger lurked between the covers of a book. In an exploration of this notion, Catherine Golden examines women and reading in literary and visual representations in Britain and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Golden
ISBN: 0813026792 9780813026794
OCLC Number: 52594747
Description: xvi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Women readers and reading in Victorian Britain and America --
Transatlantic representations of the woman reader: Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre (1847), Henry James's The portrait of a lady (1881), Louisa May Alcott's Little women (1868, 1869), and Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights (1847) --
Prophetic reading: Maggie Tulliver of George Eliot's The mill on the Floss (1847) --
Romance consumers: Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary (1857) and Mary Elizabeth Braddon's The doctor's wife (1864) --
The case for compatibility: Jane Austen's Mansfield Park (1814), George Eliot's Middlemarch (1872), and Mona Caird's The daughters of Danaus (1894) --
An illustrative gallery of Victorian British and American women readers: the illustrated fiction of Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Mark Twain, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Anthony Trollope --
The book as portal: depictions of the mind traveler in Lewis Carroll's Alice's adventures under ground (1864) and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The yellow wall-paper" (1892) --
"What is the use of a book?" Becky Sharp as revolutionary reader in William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity fair (1848).
Responsibility: Catherine J. Golden.

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