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The feminine political novel in Victorian England, Barbara Leah Harman

Label
The feminine political novel in Victorian England
Title
The feminine political novel in Victorian England
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Leah Harman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Barbara Leah Harman convincingly establishes a new category in Victorian fiction: the feminine political novel. By studying Victorian female protagonists who participate in the public universe conventionally occupied by men - the world of mills and city streets, of political activism and labor strikes, of public speaking and parliamentary debates - she is able to reassess the public realm as the site of noble and meaningful action for women in Victorian England. Harman examines at length Bronte's Shirley, Gaskell's North and South, Meredith's Diana of the Crossways, Gissing's In the Year of Jubilee, and Elizabeth Robins's The Convert, reading these novels in relation to each other and to developments in the emerging British women's movement. She argues that these texts constitute a countertradition in Victorian fiction: neither domestic fiction nor fiction about the public "fallen" woman, these novels reveal how nineteenth-century English writers began to think about female transgression into the political sphere and about the intriguing meanings of women's public appearances
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harman, Barbara Leah
Dewey number
823/.809358
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.P6
LC item number
H37 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Victorian literature and culture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Politics and literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • English fiction
  • Women and literature
  • Political fiction, English
  • Feminist fiction, English
  • Great Britain
Label
The feminine political novel in Victorian England, Barbara Leah Harman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-215) 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
Introduction: In promiscuous company -- Public restraint and private spectacle in Shirley -- Woman's work in North and south -- Rectitude and larceny in Diana of the crossways -- Crowds and marriage in In the year of jubilee -- Renovating public space in The convert -- Conclusion: The fate of public women
Control code
37044054
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 224 pages
Isbn
9780813917726
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97025222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The feminine political novel in Victorian England, Barbara Leah Harman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-215) 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
Introduction: In promiscuous company -- Public restraint and private spectacle in Shirley -- Woman's work in North and south -- Rectitude and larceny in Diana of the crossways -- Crowds and marriage in In the year of jubilee -- Renovating public space in The convert -- Conclusion: The fate of public women
Control code
37044054
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 224 pages
Isbn
9780813917726
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97025222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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