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Monstrous motherhood : eighteenth-century culture and the ideology of domesticity

Author: Marilyn Francus
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Monstrous Motherhood will compel scholars in eighteenth-century studies, women's studies, family history, and cultural studies to reevaluate a foundational assumption that has driven much of the  Read more...

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Francus, Marilyn.
Monstrous motherhood.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012012929
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Francus
ISBN: 1421407981 9781421407982
OCLC Number: 822894376
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 297 pages)
Contents: Mothers of the apocalypse: maternal allegory and myth in Swift and Pope --
All too human: maternal monstrosity and Hester Thrale --
Suffer the little children? the infanticidal mother in literature --
Until proven innocent: infanticide in the public record and in court --
Be monstrous or be marginal: stepmothers in literature --
Pin the tale on the stepmother: Elizabeth Allen and the Burneys --
But she's not there: the rise of the spectral mother.
Responsibility: Marilyn Francus.

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