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The Resource Women, Power and Subversion : Social Strategies in British Fiction, 1778 - 1860, (electronic book)

Women, Power and Subversion : Social Strategies in British Fiction, 1778 - 1860, (electronic book)

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Women, Power and Subversion : Social Strategies in British Fiction, 1778 - 1860
Title
Women, Power and Subversion
Title remainder
Social Strategies in British Fiction, 1778 - 1860
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eng
Summary
First published in 1981, this book explores the reactions of some female writers to the social effects of industrial capitalism between 1778 and 1860. The period set in motion a crisis over the status of middle-class women that culminated in the constructed idea of "women's proper sphere". This concept disguised inequities between men and women, first by asserting the reality of female power, and then by restricting it to self-sacrificing influence. In this book, Judith Newton analyses novels such as Fanny Burney's Evelina, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Charlotte Brontë's Villette and George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss in order to demonstrate how some female writers reacted to the issue by covertly resisting inequities of power and reconciling ideologies in their art. She argues that in this time period, novels became increasingly rebellious as well as ambivalent. Heroines were endowed with power, and emphasis was given to female ability, rather than to feminine influence
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Newton, Judith Lowder
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305.42
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1154
LC item number
.H57
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Feminism
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women and Religion
  • Women
  • Feminism and literature
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Women, Power and Subversion : Social Strategies in British Fiction, 1778 - 1860, (electronic book)
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Women, Power and Subversion : Social Strategies in British Fiction, 1778 - 1860, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Title supplied by publisher
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
9780203084793
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203084793
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.4324/9780203084793
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unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
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remote

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