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Seductive forms : women's amatory fiction from 1684-1740

Author: Ros Ballaster
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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This book explores the ways in which three women novelists of the late-17th and early-18th centuries challenged and reworked both contemporary gender ideologies and generic convention.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ballaster, Ros.
Seductive forms.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(DLC) 91043583
(OCoLC)24906939
Named Person: Aphra Behn; Manley, Mrs.; Eliza Fowler Haywood; Aphra Behn; Manley, Mrs.; Eliza Haywood; Aphra Behn; Mary de la Riviere Manley; Eliza Haywood; Aphra Behn; Eliza Fowler Haywood; Manley, Mrs.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ros Ballaster
ISBN: 0585352666 9780585352664
OCLC Number: 47008209
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (232 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The rise of the novel: gender and genre in theories of prose fiction --
Observing the forms: amatory fiction and the constitution of a female reader --
"A devil on't, the woman damns the poet": Aphra Behn's fictions of feminine identity --
"A genius for love": sex as politics in Delarivier Manley's scandal fiction --
"Preparatives to love": fiction as seduction in Eliza Haywood's amatory prose --
Conclusion: The decline of amatory fiction: re(de)fining the female form.
Responsibility: Ros Ballaster.

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This book explores the ways in which three women novelists of the late-17th and early-18th centuries challenged and reworked both contemporary gender ideologies and generic convention.

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