Rebellious structures: women writers and the crisis of the novel 1880-1900

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Norwegian University Press, 1987 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 216 pages
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At the turn of the century, several prominent women writers--Olive Schreiner, Sarah Grand, and George Egerton among them--rejected the conventional ideal of the "womanly woman" and, with it, the well-made novel in which the ideal figured. Placing the writers and their work firmly in the socio-historical context of the late 19th century, this refreshing study illuminates the writing inspired by the ideology.

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Olive Schreiner
21
Critique of the Bourgeois Novel
59
Sarah Grand and The Heavenly Twins
87
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