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Jane Morris : the burden of history

Author: Wendy Parkins
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2013.
Series: Edinburgh critical studies in Victorian culture.
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Described by Henry James as a 'dark, silent, medieval woman' Jane Burden Morris has tended to remain a rather one-dimensional figure in subsequent accounts. This book, however, challenges the stereotype of Jane Morris as silent model, reclusive invalid, and unfaithful wife. The book argues that Jane Morris is a figure who complicates current understandings of Victorian female subjectivity because she does not fit  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jane Morris; Jane Morris; Jane Morris; Jane Burden Morris
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Parkins
ISBN: 9780748641277 0748641270 9780748681921 0748681922
OCLC Number: 822959257
Description: 200 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface. --
Introduction : life and letters ("Is it not too daring and altogether too inexplicable ?" : gossip, anecdote and biography. --
Suet and strawberries : life writing and habitus). --
Scandal ("The lady I spoke about" : Jane and Gabriel. --
"In thy shut lips what secrets !" : Jane and Wilfrid). --
Silence ("What more can I say" : the reticence of Jane Morris. --
"Dear suffering Janey" : the myth of invalidism). --
Class (Social mobility and "rather sad lives". --
Politics and "socialism on the brain"). --
Icon (Wonder : "she haunts me still". --
Celebrity : the style of "the famous Mrs Morris"). --
Home ("So much love dearest" : Jane Morris at home. --
Si je puis : Jane Morris's creative agency). --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Edinburgh critical studies in Victorian culture.
Responsibility: Wendy Parkins.

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Drawing on extensive archival research as well as the biographical and literary tradition surrounding William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, this book argues that Jane Morris is a figure who  Read more...

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