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The Resource The parvenu's plot : gender, culture, and class in the age of realism, Stephanie Foote

The parvenu's plot : gender, culture, and class in the age of realism, Stephanie Foote

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The parvenu's plot : gender, culture, and class in the age of realism
Title
The parvenu's plot
Title remainder
gender, culture, and class in the age of realism
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Foote
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this very readable volume, Stephanie Foote gathers a range of print sources{u2014}from novels by Edith Wharton and Henry James to gossip columns, fashion magazines, popular novels, and etiquette manuals{u2014}to ask how the realist period understood the individual experience of class. Examining the female arriviste (the parvenu of the title) in turn-of-the-century New York (where a supposedly stable elite was threatened by the nouveaux riches), Foote shows how class became more than just an economic position: it was a fundamental part of individual identity, exemplified by a shifting set of social behaviors that form the core of many nineteenth-century novels. She persuasively presents the female parvenu as a key figure in turn-of-the-century culture that embodies the volatility of social standing and the continuing project of structuring and justifying it.--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foote, Stephanie
Dewey number
813.009/355
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.S68
LC item number
F66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Becoming modern: new nineteenth-century studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Social classes
  • Realism in literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Literatur
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Soziale Klasse
Label
The parvenu's plot : gender, culture, and class in the age of realism, Stephanie Foote
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Signs taken for blunders -- Mrs. Newlyrich on the threshold: the business of etiquette manuals -- An archive of faux pas: reading up on print culture -- Henry James and the parvenus: reading taste in the spoils of Poynton -- Above oneself: Edith Wharton and the arrivistes -- The gender of the parvenu -- Epilogue: The parvenu's plot
Control code
877371439
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781611686814
Lccn
2014015651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)877371439
Label
The parvenu's plot : gender, culture, and class in the age of realism, Stephanie Foote
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Signs taken for blunders -- Mrs. Newlyrich on the threshold: the business of etiquette manuals -- An archive of faux pas: reading up on print culture -- Henry James and the parvenus: reading taste in the spoils of Poynton -- Above oneself: Edith Wharton and the arrivistes -- The gender of the parvenu -- Epilogue: The parvenu's plot
Control code
877371439
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781611686814
Lccn
2014015651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)877371439

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