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The Woman behind the witch's mask : the evolution of the female villain in literature from Shakespeare to the present

Author: Heather Gina Cole
Publisher: 2004.
Dissertation: Honors in English Miami University 2004
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; George Lillo; William Makepeace Thackeray; Charles Dickens; Wilkie Collins; Henrik Ibsen; H Rider Haggard; Ernest Hemingway; John Steinbeck; Daphne Du Maurier, Dame; Margaret Atwood
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Gina Cole
OCLC Number: 55990216
Notes: Typescript (photocopy).
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"This thesis is a study of the female villain in works of literature from the seventeenth to the twentieth century."--Page iii.
Description: vii, 92 pages ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"Unsex me here!" ambition becomes Lady Macbeth --
A symbol of mercantilist discord: Millwood in the London merchant --
The Demon in the house: victorian villainesses --
An angel rotting in the house: great expectations --
"She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed:" the ultimate femme fatale --
Desiring something more: Ibsen's Hedda Gabler --
A murderous female in Hemingway's short fiction --
Rebecca: a villain absent from the text --
A motiveless monster: Cathy in East of Eden --
Embracing the intrinsic: Zenia in the robber bride --
"Playing all roles" --
Works cited.
Other Titles: Evolution of the female villain in literature from Shakespeare to the present
Responsibility: by Heather Gina Cole.

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