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The awkward age in women's popular fiction, 1850-1900 : girls and the transition to womanhood

Author: Sarah Bilston
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford English monographs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bilston investigates how writers portrayed female adolescence and discusses why women authors so often centred on adolescent heroines. She considers how representations of the turbulent disaffected adolescent laid the foundation for the feminist New Woman heroine at the end of the 19th century.
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Bilston, Sarah.
Awkward age in women's popular fiction, 1850-1900.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004541492
(OCoLC)56379020
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Bilston
ISBN: 1423773535 9781423773535 1280757817 9781280757815 9780191709685 0191709689 9786610757817 661075781X
OCLC Number: 69246288
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 255 pages)
Contents: Launched into the ocean of life: navigating the transition to womanhood in 1850s fiction --
The transitional stage theatrical girlhood in 1870s fiction --
Coming out: passages to womanhood in British and Anglo-Indian fiction, 1880-1894 --
On the threshhold : female adolescent experience in the fiction of the fin de siècle --
A scant but quite ponderable germ: girls growth in Henry James' The awkward age.
Series Title: Oxford English monographs.
Responsibility: Sarah Bilston.
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Bilston investigates how writers portrayed female adolescence and discusses why women authors so often centred on adolescent heroines. She considers how representations of the turbulent disaffected adolescent laid the foundation for the feminist New Woman heroine at the end of the 19th century.

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