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

By Tamara S. Wagner

This booklet presents a serious 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 recognition to nonetheless missed authors and works, whereas suggesting that their reappraisal right now 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 of canon formation, and most significantly, their resistance to simplifications urged through those transferring categorisations activates us to wreck out of such ideological straightjackets ourselves. In analysing quite a number fabric that testifies to the broad spectrum, versatility, and reflexive interchanges of renowned Victorian fiction, the essays during this assortment interact to interrogate the importance of those nonetheless ignored works for the improvement of the radical genre.This assortment makes a major 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 radical style normally in addition to on nineteenth-century tradition extra specifically.

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