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The Resource Aristocratic women and the literary nation, 1832-1867, Muireann O'Cinneide

Aristocratic women and the literary nation, 1832-1867, Muireann O'Cinneide

Label
Aristocratic women and the literary nation, 1832-1867
Title
Aristocratic women and the literary nation, 1832-1867
Statement of responsibility
Muireann O'Cinneide
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Aristocratic Women and the Literary Nation, 7832-7867 offers a literary complement to recent historians' emphasis upon the cultural visibility and significance of the British aristocracy during the Victorian period. Aristocratic women benefited from a leisured model of socialised dilettante interaction that allowed them both to maintain and to market their high social status through their writing, but this model could prove a liability in attempts at serious social and/or intellectual engagement. Instead, these women became targets for critiques aimed at defining certain forms of individual and national identity, even as they themselves adapted to changing value schemes. Aristocratic women's writing therefore offers an important literary and cultural trope through which to consider gendered models of influence, elite identities, the nature of politics, private and public spheres, marriage, professional identities, literary hierarchies, imperial experiences, and ultimately the ongoing representation of the nation state between the Reform Bills of 1832 and 1867."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1976-
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Ó'Cinnéide, Muireann
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Women and literature
  • Upper class
  • Authors and publishers
  • Literature publishing
  • Authors and readers
  • Books and reading
  • Literature and society
Label
Aristocratic women and the literary nation, 1832-1867, Muireann O'Cinneide
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-230) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Class and Authorship
  • 1.
  • Aristocratic Lives: Life-Writing, Class and Authority.
  • p. 23
  • 2.
  • Dilettantes and Dandies: Authorship and the Silver Fork Novel.
  • p. 46
  • 3.
  • Silly Novels and Lady Novelists: Inside the Literary Marketplace.
  • p. 63
  • Pt. II.
  • Writing the Nation State
  • 4.
  • Wrongs Make Rebels: Polemical Voices.
  • p. 93
  • 5.
  • Spectacle of Fiction: Self, Society and the Novel.
  • p. 129
  • 6.
  • Affairs of State: Aristocratic Women and the Politics of Influence.
  • p. 153
  • Conclusion: 1867 and Beyond.
  • p. 180
  • Notes.
  • p. 184
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 211
  • Index.
  • p. 231
Control code
704218661
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 241 p.
Isbn
9780230546707
Lccn
2008025735
Label
Aristocratic women and the literary nation, 1832-1867, Muireann O'Cinneide
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-230) and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Class and Authorship
  • 1.
  • Aristocratic Lives: Life-Writing, Class and Authority.
  • p. 23
  • 2.
  • Dilettantes and Dandies: Authorship and the Silver Fork Novel.
  • p. 46
  • 3.
  • Silly Novels and Lady Novelists: Inside the Literary Marketplace.
  • p. 63
  • Pt. II.
  • Writing the Nation State
  • 4.
  • Wrongs Make Rebels: Polemical Voices.
  • p. 93
  • 5.
  • Spectacle of Fiction: Self, Society and the Novel.
  • p. 129
  • 6.
  • Affairs of State: Aristocratic Women and the Politics of Influence.
  • p. 153
  • Conclusion: 1867 and Beyond.
  • p. 180
  • Notes.
  • p. 184
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 211
  • Index.
  • p. 231
Control code
704218661
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 241 p.
Isbn
9780230546707
Lccn
2008025735

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