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The new nineteenth century : feminist readings of underread Victorian fiction

Author: Barbara Leah Harman; Susan Meyer
Publisher: New York : Garland Pub., 1996.
Series: Garland reference library of the humanities, v. 1700.; Garland reference library of the humanities., Wellesley studies in critical theory, literary history, and culture ;, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book includes essays on writers from the 1840s to the 1890s. The contributors explore important thematic concerns such as the relations between private and public realms, gender and social class  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Leah Harman; Susan Meyer
ISBN: 081531292X 9780815312925 081533589X 9780815335894
OCLC Number: 33948483
Description: xxxvii, 286 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Forward : the underread / John Sutherland --
Words on "great vulgar sheets" : writing and social resistance in Anne Brontë's Agnes Grey (1847) / Susan Meyer --
At home upon a stage : domesticity and genius in Geraldine Jewsbury's The half sisters (1848) / Judith Rosen --
Rewriting the male plot in Wilkie Collin's No name (1862) : Captain Wragge orders an omelette and Mrs. Wragge goes into custody / Deirdre David --
Silent woman, speaking fiction : Charles Reade's Griffith Gaunt (1866) at the adultery trial of Henry Ward Beecher / Laura Hanft Korobkin --
Mrs. Oliphant, Miss Majoribanks (1866), and the victorian canon / Joseph H. O'Mealy --
The vampire in the house : hysteria, female sexuality, and female knowledge in Le Fanu's "Carmilla" (1872) / Tamar Heller --
Solicitors soliciting : the dangerous circulations of professionalism in Dracula (1897) / Jasmine Yong Hall --
Eliza Lynn Linton : The rebel of the family (1880) and other novels / Nancy Fix Anderson --
Problems of a "democratic text" : Walter Besant's impossible story in All sorts and conditions of men (1882) / Wim Neetens --
Naturalism in George Moore's A mummer's wife (1885) / Judith Mitchell --
Joy behind the screen : the problem of "presentability" in George Gissing's The Nether World (1889) / Barbara Leah Harman --
Curious dualities : The heavenly twins (1893) and Sarah Grand's belated modernist aesthetics / John Kucich --
Mapping the "Terra incognita" of woman : George Egerton's Keynotes (1893) and new woman fiction / Kate McCullough --
"Transition time" : the political romances of Mrs. Humphry Ward's Marcella (1894) and Sir George Tressady (1896) / Judith Wilt --
Mobilizing chivalry : rape in Flora Anne Steel's On the face of the waters (1896) and other British novels about the Indian uprising of 1857 / Nancy L. Paxton.
Series Title: Garland reference library of the humanities, v. 1700.; Garland reference library of the humanities., Wellesley studies in critical theory, literary history, and culture ;, v. 10.
Responsibility: edited by Barbara Leah Harman, and Susan Meyer.
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