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Devoted sisters : representations of the sister relationship in nineteenth-century British and American literature

Author: Sarah Annes Brown
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2003.
Series: Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Devoted Sisters seeks to explore - and explain - the power of the sister bond in nineteenth-century literature. Sarah Annes Brown has researched a wide range of British and American texts, including both canonical works, such as Pride and Prejudice, Little Women and Middlemarch, and fascinating but lesser known novels by authors such as Dinah Mulock Craik and Catherine Sedgwick. In addition to contemporary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Annes Brown
ISBN: 0754604780 9780754604785
OCLC Number: 123333681
Description: 177 pages.
Contents: Corinne's daughters; "The Deerslayer" and "The Woman in White"; Sacrifice and rescue; "Sense and Sensibility" and "Middlemarch"; The larger picture; Deconstructed sisters; The deceased wife's sister act; Enemies and rivals; The double taboo - lesbian incest in the 19th century.
Series Title: Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Responsibility: Sarah Annes Brown.

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Why does the sister bond seem to have such a strong resonance in 19th century literature? Focusing mainly on English language sources the author attempts to unravel this puzzle by examining the  Read more...

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