The New Nineteenth Century: Feminist Readings of Underread Victorian Fiction

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Barbara Leah Harman, Susan Meyer
Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 323 pages
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This book includes essays on writers from the 1840s to the 1890s, well known writers such as Anne Bronte, Wilkie Collins and Bram Stoker, lesser known writers such as Geraldine Jewsbury, Charles Reade, Margaret Oliphant, George Moore, Sarah Grand and Mary Ward. The contributors explore important thematic concerns: the relation between private and public realms; gender and social class; sexuality and the marketplace; and male and female cultural identity.

 

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Contents

Writing and Social Resistance in Anne Brontės Agnes Grey I847
3
Domesticity and Genius in Geraldine Jewsburys The Half Sisters 1848
17
Captain Wragge Orders an Omelette and Mrs Wragge Goes into Custody
33
Charles Reades Griffith Gaunt 1866 at the Adultery Trial of Henry Ward Beecher
45
Mrs Oliphant Miss Marjoribanks 1866 and the Victorian Canon
63
Hysteria Female Sexuality and Female Knowledge in Le Fanus Carmilla 1872
77
The Dangerous Circulations of Professionalism in Dracula 1897
97
The Rebel of the Family 1880 and Other Novels
117
Naturalism in George Moores A Mummers Wife 1885
159
The Problem of PresentAbility in George Gissings The Nether World 1889
181
The Heavenly Twins 1893 and Sarah Grands Belated Modernist Aesthetics
195
George Egertons Keynotes 1893 and New Woman Fiction
205
The Political Romances of Mrs Humphry Wards Marcella 1894 and Sir George Tressady 1896
225
Rape in Flora Annie Steels On the Face of the Waters 1896 and Other British Novels about the Indian Uprising of 1857
247
Contributors
277
Index
281

Walter Besants Impossible Story in All Sorts and Conditions of Men 1882
135

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