Sisters in Time
Imagining Gender in Nineteenth-century British FictionUnknown - 1989
Asking why the 19th-century British novel features heroines, and how and why it features "feminine heroism, " Susan Morgan traces the relationship between fictional depictions of gender and Victorian ideas of history and progress. Morgan approaches gender in selected 19th-century British novels as an imaginative category, accessible to authors and characters of either sex. Arguing that conventional definitions of heroism offer a fixed and history-denying perspective on life, the book traces a literary tradition that represents social progress as a process of feminization. The capacities for fle.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Characteristics: data file 1 online resource (259 pages)
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