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

Author: Rosalind Ballaster
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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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; Eliza Fowler Haywood; Manley, Mrs.; Aphra Behn; Mary de la Riviere Manley; Eliza Haywood
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosalind Ballaster
ISBN: 0585352666 9780585352664 9780191674341 0191674346 9780191656514 0191656518
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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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...

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