The Resource Family likeness : sex, marriage, and incest from Jane Austen to Virginia Woolf, Mary Jean Corbett

Family likeness : sex, marriage, and incest from Jane Austen to Virginia Woolf, Mary Jean Corbett

Label
Family likeness : sex, marriage, and incest from Jane Austen to Virginia Woolf
Title
Family likeness
Title remainder
sex, marriage, and incest from Jane Austen to Virginia Woolf
Statement of responsibility
Mary Jean Corbett
Title variation
Sex, marriage, and incest from Jane Austen to Virginia Woolf
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Family Likeness, Mary Jean Corbett shows how the domestic fiction of novelists including Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Virginia Woolf reflected the shifting boundaries of "family" and even helped refine those borders." "Corbet takes up historically contingent and culturally variable notions of who is and is not a relative and whom one can and cannot marry. Her argument is informed by legal and political debates; texts in sociology and anthropology; and discussions on the biology of heredity, breeding, and eugenics. In Corbett's view, marriage within families - between cousins, in-laws, or adoptees - offered Victorian women, both real and fictional, an attractive alternative to romance with a stranger, not least because it allowed them to maintain and strengthen relations with other women within the family."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
Dewey number
823.809
Index
index present
LC call number
PR868.F29
LC item number
C67 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Family likeness : sex, marriage, and incest from Jane Austen to Virginia Woolf, Mary Jean Corbett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-257) and index
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Contents
Making and breaking the rules : an introduction -- "Cousins in love, &c." in Jane Austen -- Husband, wife, and sister : making and unmaking the early Victorian family -- Orphan stories : adoption and affinity in Charlotte Bronte ̈-- Intercrossing, interbreeding, and The mill on the Floss -- Fictive kinship and natural affinities in Wives and daughters -- Virginia Woolf and Victorian "incests"
Control code
000043064339
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 264 p.
Isbn
9780801447075
Lccn
2008019568
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.b23586114
System control number
  • md23586114
  • (OCoLC)227205789

Library Locations

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