The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination

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Yale University Press, Jul 11, 2000 - History - 719 pages
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In this work of feminist literary criticism the authors explore the works of many major 19th-century women writers. They chart a tangible desire expressed for freedom from the restraints of a confining patriarchal society and trace a distinctive female literary tradition.
 

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Contents

Jane Austens Tenants of Possibility
105
Miltons Daughters
185
Part IV The Spectral Selves of Charlotte Brontë
309
Part V Captivity and Consciousness in George Eliots Fiction
441
NineteenthCentury Poetry by Women
537
Notes
651
Index
699
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