The Resource Sex scandal : the private parts of Victorian fiction, William A. Cohen

Sex scandal : the private parts of Victorian fiction, William A. Cohen

Label
Sex scandal : the private parts of Victorian fiction
Title
Sex scandal
Title remainder
the private parts of Victorian fiction
Statement of responsibility
William A. Cohen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Never has the Victorian novel appeared so perverse as it does in these pages - and never has its perversity seemed so fundamental to its accomplishment. By viewing this fiction alongside the most alarming public scandals of the day, Cohen exposes both the scandalousness of this literature and its sexiness
  • In narratives ranging from Great Expectations to the Boulton and Park sodomy scandal of 1870-71, from Eliot's and Trollope's novels about scandalous women to Oscar Wilde's writing and his trials for homosexuality. Cohen shows how, in each instance, sexuality appears couched in coded terms. He identifies an assortment of cunning narrative techniques used to insinuate sex into Victorian writing, demonstrating that even as such narratives air the scandalous subject, they emphasize its unspeakable nature. Written with an eye toward the sex scandals that still whet the appetites of consumers of news and novels, this work is suggestive about our own modes of imagining sexuality today and how we arrived at them
Dewey number
823/.8093538
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.S317
LC item number
C64 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Series Q
Label
Sex scandal : the private parts of Victorian fiction, William A. Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-249) and index
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Contents
1. Sex, Scandal, and the Novel -- 2. Manual Conduct in Great Expectations -- 3. Privacy and Publicity in the Victorian Sex Scandal -- 4. Schadenfreude in The Mill on the Floss -- 5. Trollope's Trollop -- 6. Indeterminate Wilde
Control code
000012240895
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 256 p.
Isbn
9780822318484
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96007641
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b17769425
System control number
  • C01108404908
  • (OCoLC)34475364

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