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Antifeminism and the Victorian Novel: Rereading by Tamara S. Wagner

By Tamara S. Wagner

This booklet presents a severe reconsideration of nineteenth-century women's writing by means of exploring the importance of antifeminist representations for literary advancements within the century's moment part. It seeks to attract new awareness to nonetheless overlooked authors and works, whereas suggesting that their reappraisal without delay calls for and is helping to facilitate a extra encompassing rethinking of a couple of lengthy overlooked writers and their nonetheless underestimated contribution to Victorian literary tradition. Their altering class, their marginalisation inside canon formation, and most significantly, their resistance to simplifications urged by means of those moving categorisations activates us to wreck out of such ideological straightjackets ourselves. In analysing a variety of fabric that testifies to the vast spectrum, versatility, and reflexive interchanges of renowned Victorian fiction, the essays during this assortment interact to interrogate the importance of those nonetheless overlooked works for the improvement of the radical genre.This assortment makes an immense contribution to the examine of Victorian literature and particularly of lately rediscovered renowned writers. it will likely be of curiosity to literary critics and scholars engaged on the formation of the unconventional style ordinarily in addition to on nineteenth-century tradition extra specifically.

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