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The Resource Sisters and the English household : domesticity and women's autonomy in nineteenth-century English literature, Anne D. Wallace

Sisters and the English household : domesticity and women's autonomy in nineteenth-century English literature, Anne D. Wallace

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Sisters and the English household : domesticity and women's autonomy in nineteenth-century English literature
Title
Sisters and the English household
Title remainder
domesticity and women's autonomy in nineteenth-century English literature
Statement of responsibility
Anne D. Wallace
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sisters and the English Household revalues unmarried adult sisters in nineteenth-century English literature as positive figures of legal and economic autonomy representing productive labor in the domestic space. As a crucial site of contested values, the adult unmarried sister carries the discursive weight of sustained public debates about ideals of domesticity in nineteenth-century England. Engaging scholarly histories of the family, and providing a detailed account of the 70-year Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister controversy, Anne Wallace traces an alternative domesticity anchored by adult sibling relations through Dorothy Wordsworth's journals; William Wordsworth's poetry; Mary Lamb's essay "On Needle-Work"; and novels by Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, Dinah Mulock Craik and George Eliot. Recognizing adult sibling relationships, and the figure of the adult unmarried sibling in the household, as primary and generative rather than contingent and dependent, and recognizing material economy and law as fundamental sources of sibling identity, Sisters and the English Household resets the conditions for literary critical discussions of sibling relations in nineteenth-century England
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Wallace, Anne D
Dewey number
820.9/352209034
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.S53
LC item number
W35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Anthem nineteenth-century series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Single women in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Sisters in literature
  • Sex role in literature
Label
Sisters and the English household : domesticity and women's autonomy in nineteenth-century English literature, Anne D. Wallace
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 30 May 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Alternative domesticities: re-valuing the sibling in the house" -- "'Out into the orchard': the departure of the sibling in the house" -- "The problem of the sister in the house" -- "George Eliot's natural history of the English family'"
Control code
CR9781783088461
Extent
1 online resource (x, 203 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781783088454
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Sisters and the English household : domesticity and women's autonomy in nineteenth-century English literature, Anne D. Wallace
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 30 May 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Alternative domesticities: re-valuing the sibling in the house" -- "'Out into the orchard': the departure of the sibling in the house" -- "The problem of the sister in the house" -- "George Eliot's natural history of the English family'"
Control code
CR9781783088461
Extent
1 online resource (x, 203 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781783088454
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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