Antifeminism and the Victorian Novel

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Contents

Feminism and the Canon Recovery and Reconsideration of Popular Novelists
19
Marketing Antifeminism Eliza Lynn Lintons Wild Women Series and the Possibilities of Periodical Signature
37
The Inferiority of Women Complicating Charlotte Yonges Perception of Girlhood in the Monthly Packet
57
Domestic History and the Idea of the Nation in Charlotte Yonges The Heir of Redclyffe
77
Maiden Paris The Sororal Romance in The Clever Woman of the Family
97
CrossGendering the Underwoods Christian Subjection in Charlotte Yonges The Pillars of the House
117
Marriage Plots and Matters of More Importance Sensationalising SelfSacrifice in Victorian Domestic Fiction
137
An original and unlookedfor ending? Irony the Marriage Plot and the Antifeminism Debate in Oliphants Miss Majoribanks
159
The Female Confessor Confession and Shifting Domains of Discourse in Margaret Oilphants Salem Chapel
197
Mary Elizabeth Braddons Secret An Antifeminist Amongst the New Women
217
Idle Vampires and Decadent Maidens Sensation the Supernatural and Mary E Braddons Disappointing Femmes Fatales
235
John Halifax Gentleman A Counter Story
255
Annesley Kenealy and Sarah Grand Biopower and the Limits of the New Woman
271
Ignoring the New Woman Ten Years of a Victorian Weekly Fiction Magazine
297
List of Contributors
317
Index
321

Ghosts in the House Margaret Oilphants Uncanny Response to Feminist Success
177

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