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Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction : the Female Gentleman.

Author: Melissa Schaub
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Crime files series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a feminist study of a recurring character type in classic British detective fiction by women - a woman who behaves like a Victorian gentleman. Exploring this character type leads to a new evaluation of the politics of classic detective fiction and the middlebrow novel as a whole.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Schaub, Melissa.
Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction : The Female Gentleman.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Schaub
ISBN: 9781137276964 1137276967
OCLC Number: 830163732
Description: 1 online resource (173 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction: Middlebrow Women and Detective Fiction; The history of gentlemanliness; The rise of the middlebrow; The politics of detective fiction; Middlebrow feminism, then and now; 2 Victorian Contexts: Failed Gentlemen and New Women; Failed gentlemen; New Women in theory; New Women in fact and fiction: social conventions; New Women in fact and fiction: education and careers; New Women in fact and fiction: sexual relations; Interlude: literary history and literary value; 3 Anatomy of the Female Gentleman; Birth and social class. Courage and the annexation of social classThe honor of the mind; Rationalism and irony; 4 Conclusion: Assessing the Female Gentleman; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Crime files series.

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