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Virtuous victim or sexual predator? : the representation of the widow in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century German fiction

Author: Abigail Dunn
Publisher: Bern : Peter Lang, [2013]
Series: Women in German literature, v. 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book analyses the negative portrayal of the widow in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century German fiction. Deemed as threatening due to their ungovernable lust, widows were often depicted by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abigail Dunn
ISBN: 3034307764 9783034307765
OCLC Number: 855190405
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D. - Oxford).
Description: vi, 248 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Contents: Widowhood in nineteenth-century Germany: Legal and social realities - Popular perceptions of widows - Representations of the faithless widow throughout German literature - The widow as a death-bringer - The incestuous widow - The virtuous widow - Women's representations of widowhood.
Series Title: Women in German literature, v. 16.
Responsibility: Abigail Dunn.

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