skip to content
Seductive forms : women's amatory fiction from 1684-1740 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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

Author: Rosalind Ballaster
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Historicist and feminist accounts of the 'rise of the novel' have neglected the phenomenon of the professional woman writer in England prior to the advent of the sentimental novel in the 1740s. Seductive Forms explores the means by which the three leading Tory women novelists of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries challenged and reworked both contemporary gender ideologies and generic convention. The  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ballaster, Rosalind.
Seductive forms.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)756462081
Named Person: Aphra Behn; Manley, Mrs.; Eliza Fowler Haywood; Aphra Behn; Eliza Fowler Haywood; Manley, Mrs.; Aphra Behn; Mary de la Riviere Manley; Eliza Haywood; Manley, Mrs.; Aphra Behn; Eliza Haywood
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosalind Ballaster
ISBN: 0198112440 9780198112440 0198184778 9780198184775
OCLC Number: 24906939
Description: 232 pages ; 23 cm
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.
More information:

Abstract:

An account of women's contribution to the rise of the novel in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries in England. The prose fiction of Aphra Behn, Delarivier Manley, and Eliza Haywood is  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(39)

User lists with this item (1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24906939> # Seductive forms : women's amatory fiction from 1684-1740
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "24906939" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Place/oxford> ; # Oxford
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Person/manley_mrs_mary_de_la_riviere_1663_1724> ; # Mrs. Mary de la Rivière Manley
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008113595> ; # Women and literature--Great Britain--History--18th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Thing/romantic_fiction> ; # Romantic fiction.
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008113594> ; # Women and literature--Great Britain--History--17th century
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1198648> ; # Criticism and interpretation
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/roman_anglais_femmes_ecrivains_histoire_et_critique> ; # Roman anglais--Femmes écrivains--Histoire et critique
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009125096> ; # Erotic stories, English--History and criticism
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/923721> ; # Fiction--Authorship--Sex differences
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/vrouwelijke_auteurs> ; # Vrouwelijke auteurs
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/femmes_et_litterature_grande_bretagne_18e_siecle> ; # Femmes et littérature--Grande-Bretagne--18e siècle
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/litterature_francaise_histoire_et_critique_17e_siecle> ; # Littérature française--Histoire et critique--17e siècle
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Thing/english_fiction> ; # English fiction
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008107002> ; # Literary form--History--17th century
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/999924> ; # Literary form
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/19715508> ; # Aphra Behn
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/liefdesromans> ; # Liefdesromans
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008106999> ; # Literary form--History--18th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Event/1600_1799> ; # 1600-1799
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/910866> ; # English fiction--Women authors
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Person/haywood_eliza_fowler_1693_1756> ; # Eliza Fowler Haywood
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/51755048> ; # Mary de la Riviere Manley
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/femmes_et_litterature_grande_bretagne_1603_1714_stuarts> ; # Femmes et littérature--Grande-Bretagne--1603-1714 (Stuarts)
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/823.08509928709032/e20/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1177093> ; # Women and literature
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1111040> ; # Seduction in literature
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/914979> ; # Erotic stories, English
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/64027723> ; # Eliza Haywood
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/litterature_anglaise_themes_motifs> ; # Littérature anglaise--Thèmes, motifs
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/litterature_anglaise_18e_siecle_histoire_et_critique> ; # Littérature anglaise--18e siècle--Histoire et critique
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Person/haywood_eliza> ; # Eliza Haywood
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/litterature_anglaise_17e_siecle_histoire_et_critique> ; # Littérature anglaise--17e siècle--Histoire et critique
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008103101> ; # English fiction--Women authors--History and criticism
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/seduction_dans_la_litterature> ; # Séduction--Dans la littérature
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/fiction_authorship_sex_differences> ; # Fiction--Authorship--Sex differences
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204623> ; # Great Britain.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Person/behn_aphra_1640_1689> ; # Aphra Behn
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/femmes_ecrivains_anglaises> ; # Femmes écrivains anglaises
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/12374269> ; # Rosalind Ballaster
    schema:datePublished "1992" ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:description "Historicist and feminist accounts of the 'rise of the novel' have neglected the phenomenon of the professional woman writer in England prior to the advent of the sentimental novel in the 1740s. Seductive Forms explores the means by which the three leading Tory women novelists of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries challenged and reworked both contemporary gender ideologies and generic convention. The seduction plot provided Aphra Behn, Delarivier Manley, and Eliza Haywood with a vehicle for dramatising their own appropriation of the 'masculine' power of fiction-making. Seduction is employed in these fictions as a metaphor for both novelistic production (the seduction of the reader by the writer) and party political machination (the seduction of the public by the politician). This challenging and lively book also explores the debts early prose fiction owes to French seventeenth-century models of fiction-writing and argues that Behn, Manley, and Haywood succeed in producing a distinctively 'English' and female 'form' for the amatory novel."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/797129712> ;
    schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/756462081> ;
    schema:name "Seductive forms : women's amatory fiction from 1684-1740"@en ;
    schema:productID "24906939" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/24906939#PublicationEvent/oxford_clarendon_press_new_york_oxford_university_press_1992> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Agent/oxford_university_press> ; # Oxford University Press
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Agent/clarendon_press> ; # Clarendon Press
    schema:url <http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780198112440.pdf> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780198184775> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780198112440> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB92Y4304> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB9232682> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/24906939> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Agent/clarendon_press> # Clarendon Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Clarendon Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Agent/oxford_university_press> # Oxford University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Oxford University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Person/behn_aphra_1640_1689> # Aphra Behn
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1640" ;
    schema:deathDate "1689" ;
    schema:familyName "Behn" ;
    schema:givenName "Aphra" ;
    schema:name "Aphra Behn" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Person/haywood_eliza> # Eliza Haywood
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Haywood" ;
    schema:givenName "Eliza" ;
    schema:name "Eliza Haywood" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Person/haywood_eliza_fowler_1693_1756> # Eliza Fowler Haywood
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1693?" ;
    schema:deathDate "1756" ;
    schema:familyName "Haywood" ;
    schema:givenName "Eliza Fowler" ;
    schema:name "Eliza Fowler Haywood" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Person/manley_mrs_mary_de_la_riviere_1663_1724> # Mrs. Mary de la Rivière Manley
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1663" ;
    schema:deathDate "1724" ;
    schema:familyName "Manley" ;
    schema:givenName "Mary de la Rivière" ;
    schema:name "Mrs. Mary de la Rivière Manley" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Thing/english_fiction> # English fiction
    a schema:Thing ;
    schema:name "English fiction" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Thing/romantic_fiction> # Romantic fiction.
    a schema:Thing ;
    schema:name "Romantic fiction." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/femmes_ecrivains_anglaises> # Femmes écrivains anglaises
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Femmes écrivains anglaises"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/femmes_et_litterature_grande_bretagne_1603_1714_stuarts> # Femmes et littérature--Grande-Bretagne--1603-1714 (Stuarts)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Femmes et littérature--Grande-Bretagne--1603-1714 (Stuarts)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/femmes_et_litterature_grande_bretagne_18e_siecle> # Femmes et littérature--Grande-Bretagne--18e siècle
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Femmes et littérature--Grande-Bretagne--18e siècle"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/litterature_anglaise_17e_siecle_histoire_et_critique> # Littérature anglaise--17e siècle--Histoire et critique
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Littérature anglaise--17e siècle--Histoire et critique"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/litterature_anglaise_18e_siecle_histoire_et_critique> # Littérature anglaise--18e siècle--Histoire et critique
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Littérature anglaise--18e siècle--Histoire et critique"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/litterature_anglaise_themes_motifs> # Littérature anglaise--Thèmes, motifs
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Littérature anglaise--Thèmes, motifs"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/litterature_francaise_histoire_et_critique_17e_siecle> # Littérature française--Histoire et critique--17e siècle
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Littérature française--Histoire et critique--17e siècle"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/roman_anglais_femmes_ecrivains_histoire_et_critique> # Roman anglais--Femmes écrivains--Histoire et critique
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Roman anglais--Femmes écrivains--Histoire et critique"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/seduction_dans_la_litterature> # Séduction--Dans la littérature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Séduction--Dans la littérature"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/797129712#Topic/vrouwelijke_auteurs> # Vrouwelijke auteurs
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Vrouwelijke auteurs"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008103101> # English fiction--Women authors--History and criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "English fiction--Women authors--History and criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008106999> # Literary form--History--18th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Literary form--History--18th century"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008107002> # Literary form--History--17th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Literary form--History--17th century"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008113594> # Women and literature--Great Britain--History--17th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Women and literature--Great Britain--History--17th century"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008113595> # Women and literature--Great Britain--History--18th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Women and literature--Great Britain--History--18th century"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009125096> # Erotic stories, English--History and criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Erotic stories, English--History and criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1111040> # Seduction in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Seduction in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1177093> # Women and literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Women and literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1198648> # Criticism and interpretation
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Criticism and interpretation"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204623> # Great Britain.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Great Britain." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/910866> # English fiction--Women authors
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "English fiction--Women authors"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/914979> # Erotic stories, English
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Erotic stories, English"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/923721> # Fiction--Authorship--Sex differences
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Fiction--Authorship--Sex differences"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/999924> # Literary form
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Literary form"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/12374269> # Rosalind Ballaster
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Ballaster" ;
    schema:givenName "Rosalind" ;
    schema:name "Rosalind Ballaster" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/19715508> # Aphra Behn
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1640" ;
    schema:deathDate "1689" ;
    schema:familyName "Behn" ;
    schema:givenName "Aphra" ;
    schema:name "Aphra Behn" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/51755048> # Mary de la Riviere Manley
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1663" ;
    schema:deathDate "1724" ;
    schema:familyName "Manley" ;
    schema:givenName "Mary de la Riviere" ;
    schema:givenName "Mary de la Rivière" ;
    schema:name "Mary de la Riviere Manley" ;
    schema:name "Mrs. Mary de la Rivière Manley" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/64027723> # Eliza Haywood
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1693?" ;
    schema:deathDate "1756" ;
    schema:familyName "Haywood" ;
    schema:givenName "Eliza" ;
    schema:givenName "Eliza Fowler" ;
    schema:name "Eliza Haywood" ;
    schema:name "Eliza Fowler Haywood" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780198112440>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0198112440" ;
    schema:isbn "9780198112440" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780198184775>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0198184778" ;
    schema:isbn "9780198184775" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/756462081>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Seductive forms." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24906939> ; # Seductive forms : women's amatory fiction from 1684-1740
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.