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Women's transition from Victorian to contemporary identity as portrayed in the modern novel

Author: Shannon Forbes
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the modern novel's reflection upon women's enactment of the stable, whole, unified identity typical of Victorian women. This book then shows how the transition of Victorian women resulted  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shannon Forbes
ISBN: 0773458239 9780773458239
OCLC Number: 67405674
Description: iv, 176 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Looking backward and forward at women in transition: the seemingly unified Victorian self and the dynamic, fluid, modern self --
Ambivalence and impossibility with regard to both the Victorian and modern sense of self: the relationship of Dorian Gray and Sibyl Vane in Oscar Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' --
"When sometimes she imagined herself like her Mother": the contrasting responses of Cam and Mrs. Ramsay to the role of the angel in the house --
The Victorian self as a relinquishing of self: Ursula Brangwen's realization of her capabilities in D.H. Lawrence's 'The Rainbow' --
The challenge to legitimize the modern psychology of the artist: Lucy's assertion in 'A Room with a View' of her modern sense of self --
Joyce's "Saucebox": Milly Bloom's portrait of modern feminine adolescence.
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