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Laughing feminism : subversive comedy in Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen

Author: Audrey Bilger
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©1998.
Series: Humor in life and letters.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Laughing Feminism focuses on comedy in the works of Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen, authors who scrutinized the subjected prejudices against women in order to expose their absurdity and encourage readers to laugh at the folly of sexist views. By making fun of conduct literature, male authority figures, and courtship practices, the authors challenged commonly accepted views that contributed to
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Humor
Humour
Named Person: Fanny Burney; Maria Edgeworth; Jane Austen; Fanny Burney; Maria Edgeworth; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Fanny Burney; Maria Edgeworth; Fanny Burney; Maria Edgeworth; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Fanny Burney; Maria Edgeworth
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Audrey Bilger
ISBN: 0814327222 9780814327227 0814326579 9780814326572 0814330541 9780814330548
OCLC Number: 38174508
Description: 261 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Women and comedy in eighteenth-century England --
Defiant laughter: Mary Wollstonecraft and feminist humor --
From inside jokes to published comedy --
Comedy in manners: making fun of the angel in the house --
Mocking the "Lords of creation": male comic characters --
The limits of sisterhood: satirizing women --
Goblin laughter: violent comedy and the condition of women.
Series Title: Humor in life and letters.
Responsibility: Audrey Bilger.

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