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Odd women? : spinsters, lesbians and widows in British women's fiction, 1850s-1930s

Author: Emma Liggins
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Women outside marriage between 1850 and the Second World War were seen as abnormal, threatening, superfluous and incomplete, whilst also being hailed as 'women of the future'. Before 1850 odd women were marginalised, minor characters, yet by the 1930s spinsters, lesbians and widows had become heroines. This book considers how Victorian and modernist women's writing challenged the heterosexual plot and reconfigured  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)881859132
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Liggins
ISBN: 9781781706855 1781706859
OCLC Number: 906782258
Awards: Winner of The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Book Prize 2017 2017 (UK)
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction1. 'Every piece of rubbish given to the press': defining and debating cheap print2. 'Through the piazzas and on the Rialto Bridge': the landscape of the ephemeral city 3. 'A trade open to any mortal man': mobility and versatility in the Venetian printing industry4. 'In the mouths of charlatans': pamphlets from print shop to piazza5. 'Extreme disorder and confusion': policing the ephemeral cityConclusion BibliographyIndex -- .
Other Titles: University press scholarship online.
Responsibility: Emma Liggins.

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Explores the rapid rise of cheap print and how it permeated Venetian urban culture in the Renaissance -- .  Read more...

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