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The Resource Odd Women? : spinsters, lesbians and widows in British women's fiction, 1850s-1930s, Emma Liggins

Odd Women? : spinsters, lesbians and widows in British women's fiction, 1850s-1930s, Emma Liggins

Label
Odd Women? : spinsters, lesbians and widows in British women's fiction, 1850s-1930s
Title
Odd Women?
Title remainder
spinsters, lesbians and widows in British women's fiction, 1850s-1930s
Statement of responsibility
Emma Liggins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This genealogy of the odd woman compares representations of spinsters, lesbians and widows in British women fiction and auto biography from the 1850s to the 1930s. Women outside heterosexual marriage in this period were seen as abnormal, superfluous, incomplete and threatening, yet were also hailed as women of the future. Before 1850 odd women were marginalised, minor characters in British women fiction, yet by the 1930s spinsters, lesbians and widows had become heroines. This book examines how women writers, including Charlotte Brontë, Elisabeth Gaskell, Ella Hepworth Dixon, May Sinclair, E. H. young, Radclyffe Hall, Winifred Holtby and Virginia Woolf, challenged dominant perceptions of singleness and lesbianism in their novels, stories and autobiographies
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Liggins, Emma
Dewey number
810/820
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.W6
LC item number
L54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Women in literature
  • Single women in literature
  • Widows in literature
  • Lesbians in literature
  • Englisch
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Ledige Frau (Motiv)
  • Lesbierin (Motiv)
  • Witwe (Motiv)
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Lesbians in literature
  • Single women in literature
  • Widows in literature
  • Women in literature
Label
Odd Women? : spinsters, lesbians and widows in British women's fiction, 1850s-1930s, Emma Liggins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [260]-271) 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
Contents
Female redundancy, widowhood and the mid-Victorian heroine -- Bachelor girls, mistresses and the New Woman heroine -- Spinster heroines, aunts and widowed mothers, 1910-39 -- The misfit lesbian heroine of inter-war fiction -- Professional spinsters, older women and widowed heroines in the 1930s
Control code
875151510
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780719087561
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014434047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)875151510
Label
Odd Women? : spinsters, lesbians and widows in British women's fiction, 1850s-1930s, Emma Liggins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [260]-271) 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
Contents
Female redundancy, widowhood and the mid-Victorian heroine -- Bachelor girls, mistresses and the New Woman heroine -- Spinster heroines, aunts and widowed mothers, 1910-39 -- The misfit lesbian heroine of inter-war fiction -- Professional spinsters, older women and widowed heroines in the 1930s
Control code
875151510
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780719087561
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014434047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)875151510

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