The Victorian Woman Question in Contemporary Feminist Fiction Jeannette King

ISBN: 9781403917270

Published: September 3rd 2005

Hardcover

256 pages


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The Victorian Woman Question in Contemporary Feminist Fiction  by  Jeannette King

The Victorian Woman Question in Contemporary Feminist Fiction by Jeannette King
September 3rd 2005 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 256 pages | ISBN: 9781403917270 | 9.27 Mb

Jeannette King explores the representation of Victorian womanhood in the work of some of todays most important female novelists, including A.S. Byatt, Sarah Waters, Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter and Toni Morrison. By analyzing these novels in theMoreJeannette King explores the representation of Victorian womanhood in the work of some of todays most important female novelists, including A.S. Byatt, Sarah Waters, Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter and Toni Morrison. By analyzing these novels in the context of the scientific, religious and literary discourses that shaped Victorian ideas about gender, it contributes to an important interdisciplinary debate.

While showing the power of these discourses to shape womens roles, the novels also suggest how individual women might challenge that power through their own lives.



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