The Resource Victorian women's fiction : marriage, freedom and the individual, Shirley Foster

Victorian women's fiction : marriage, freedom and the individual, Shirley Foster

Label
Victorian women's fiction : marriage, freedom and the individual
Title
Victorian women's fiction
Title remainder
marriage, freedom and the individual
Statement of responsibility
Shirley Foster
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Focusing on the ways in which female novelists have, in their creative work, challenged or scrutinised contemporary assumptions about their own sex, this book's critical interest in women's fiction shows how mid-nineteenth-century women writers confront the conflict between the pressures of matrimonial ideologies and the often more attractive alternative of single or professional life. In arguing that the tensions and dualities of their work represent the honest confrontation of their own ambivalence rather than attempted conformity to convention, it calls for a fresh look at patterns of imaginative representation in Victorian women's literature. Making extensive use of letters and non-fiction, this study relates the opinions expressed there to the themes and methods of the fictional narratives. The first chapter outlines the social and ideological framework within which the authors were writing; the subsequent five chapters deal with the individual novelists, Craik, Charlotte Bronté, Sewell, Gaskell, and Eliot, examining the works of each and also pointing to the similarities between them, thus suggesting a shared female 'voice'. Dealing with minor writers as well as better-known figures, it opens up new areas of critical investigation, claiming not only that many nineteenth-century female novelists have been undeservedly neglected but also that the major ones are further illuminated by being considered alongside their less familiar contemporaries
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
823/.809352042
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.W6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge library editions. Women, feminism and literature
Series volume
v. 5
Label
Victorian women's fiction : marriage, freedom and the individual, Shirley Foster
Publication
Note
"First published in 1985"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introductory : women and marriage in mid-nineteenth-century England -- 2. Dinah Mulock Craik : ambivalent romanticism -- 3. Charlotte Bronte? : a vision of duality -- 4. Elizabeth Sewell : the triumph of singleness -- 5. Elizabeth Gaskell : the wife's view -- 6. George Eliot : conservative unorthodoxy
Control code
ocn809313950
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (248 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136321818
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26984830
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)809313950
  • pebco0203120531

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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