The Resource Moulding the female body in Victorian fairy tales and sensation novels, Laurence Talairach-Vielmas

Moulding the female body in Victorian fairy tales and sensation novels, Laurence Talairach-Vielmas

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Moulding the female body in Victorian fairy tales and sensation novels
Title
Moulding the female body in Victorian fairy tales and sensation novels
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Talairach-Vielmas
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Laurence Talairach-Vielmas explores Victorian representations of femininity in narratives that depart from mainstream realism, from fairy tales by George MacDonald, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Juliana Horatia Ewing, and Jean Ingelow, to sensation novels by Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, and Charles Dickens. Feminine representation, Talairach-Vielmas argues, is actually presented in a hyper-realistic way in such anti-realistic genres as children's literature and sensation fiction. In fact, it is precisely the clash between fantasy and reality that enables the narratives to interrogate the real and re-create a new type of realism that exposes the normative constraints imposed to contain the female body
  • In her exploration of the female body and its representations, Talairach-Vielmas examines how Victorian fantasies and sensation novels deconstruct and reconstruct femininity; she focuses in particular on the links between the female characters and consumerism, and shows how these serve to illuminate the tensions underlying the representation of the Victorian ideal."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
823.8099287
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.W6
LC item number
T36 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Moulding the female body in Victorian fairy tales and sensation novels, Laurence Talairach-Vielmas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction: femininity through the looking-glass -- That that is, is: the bondage of stories in Jean Ingelow's Mopsa the fairy (1864) -- Macdonald's fallen angel in The light princess (1864) -- Drawing muchnesses in Lewis Carroll's Alice's adventures in wonderland (1865) -- Taming the female body in Juliana Horatia Ewing's Amelia and the dwarfs (1870) and Christina Rossetti's Speaking likenesses (1874) -- A journey through the crystal palace: Rhoda Broughton's politics of plate-glass in Not wisely but too well (1867) -- Investigating books of beauties in Charles Dickens's Bleak House (1853) and M.E. Braddon's Lady Audley's secret (1862) -- Shaping the female consumer in Wilkie Collins's No name (1862) -- Rachel Leverson and the London beauty salon: female aestheticism and criminality in Wilkie Collins's Armadale (1864) -- Wilkie Collins's modern Snow White: arsenic consumption and ghastly complexions in The law and the lady (1875)
Control code
000041381517
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
188 p.
Isbn
9780754660347
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2007010451
Other physical details
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System control number
sr22933487

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