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The Resource Edwardian stories of divorce, Janice Hubbard Harris

Edwardian stories of divorce, Janice Hubbard Harris

Label
Edwardian stories of divorce
Title
Edwardian stories of divorce
Statement of responsibility
Janice Hubbard Harris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Much as abortion in the United States today is a contentious issue used for scripting women's roles and potential into the national agenda, divorce was an issue dividing England in the Edwardian era. According to Janice Harris, anything and everything, from illicit sex and family values to the Garden of Eden, wrath of children, poverty of women, nature of cruelty, scandal of America, threat of Germany, and future of England were part of the debate over divorce. Living under marriage laws far more restrictive than those of their Protestant neighbors, Edwardian women and men campaigned for reform with a barrage of compelling stories. Organizing her analysis around three major sources of narrative on divorce - the Sunday papers, the Report of the Royal Commission on Divorce and Matrimonial Causes, and the novel - Harris uncovers a war of words and a competition of tales. In raising questions about the winners, losers, and spoils, Harris expands our understanding of the history of divorce, the wars between the sexes, and the political import of those wars. In the end, she presents a complex and lively story herself, one that illuminates battles over marriage and divorce taking place in our own era as well. This humane book on a long-neglected subject marks an important contribution to narrative studies and Edwardian history
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
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Harris, Janice Hubbard
Dewey number
828/.80809355
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR808.D58
LC item number
H37 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English prose literature
  • Divorce in literature
  • Divorce
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Women and literature
  • Domestic relations
  • Marriage in literature
  • Politics and literature
Label
Edwardian stories of divorce, Janice Hubbard Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32550203
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 214 pages
Isbn
9780813522470
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95004572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Edwardian stories of divorce, Janice Hubbard Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32550203
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 214 pages
Isbn
9780813522470
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95004572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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