Culture Class and Gender in the Victorian Novel

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ISBN: 9780230377073
Release Date: 1999-07-05
Number of pages: 227
Author: A. Young
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Culture Class and Gender in the Victorian Novel in PDF and EPUB This book examines class and its representation in Victorian literature, focusing on the emergence of the lower middle class and middle-class responses to it. Arlene Young analyses portraits of white-collar workers, both men and women, who laboured under disparaging misperceptions of their values, abilities, and cultural significance, and shows how these misperceptions were both formulated and resisted. The analysis includes canonical texts like Dickens's Little Dorrit and Gissing's The Odd Women as well as less well-known works by Dinah Mulock Craik, Margaret Oliphant, Amy Levy, Grant Allen, H.G. Wells, Arnold Bennett, and May Sinclair.


Culture Class and Gender in the Victorian Novel

Filename: culture-class-and-gender-in-the-victorian-novel.pdf
ISBN: 0333740173
Release Date: 1999-07-05
Number of pages: 227
Author: A. Young
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Download and read online Culture Class and Gender in the Victorian Novel in PDF and EPUB This book examines class and its representation in Victorian literature, focusing on the emergence of the lower middle class and middle-class responses to it. Arlene Young analyses portraits of white-collar workers, both men and women, who laboured under disparaging misperceptions of their values, abilities, and cultural significance, and shows how these misperceptions were both formulated and resisted. The analysis includes canonical texts like Dickens's Little Dorrit and Gissing's The Odd Women as well as less well-known works by Dinah Mulock Craik, Margaret Oliphant, Amy Levy, Grant Allen, H.G. Wells, Arnold Bennett, and May Sinclair.


Telling Tales

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ISBN: 081420905X
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 164
Author: Elizabeth Langland
Publisher: Ohio State University Press

Download and read online Telling Tales in PDF and EPUB Publisher's description: Telling Tales offers new and original readings of novels by Charlotte Brontë, Anne Brontë, Thomas Hardy, Margaret Oliphant, and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. It also presents new archival material on the lives and stories of working-class women in Victorian Britain. Finally, it sets forth innovative interpretations of the complex ways in which gender informs the abstract cultural narratives--like space, aesthetic value, and nationality--through which a populace comes to know and position itself. Focusing on the interrelations of form, gender, and culture in narratives of the Victorian period, Telling Tales explores the close interplay between gender as manifest in specific literary works and gender as manifest in Victorian culture. The latter does not reflect a shift away from form toward culture, but rather a steady concern of form-in-culture. Reading and analyzing Victorian novels provides an education for reading and interpreting the broader culture. The book's several chapters explore and pose answers to important questions about the impact of gender on narrative in Victorian culture: How do women writers respond to themes and narrative structures of precursor male writers? What are the very real differences that shape a newly emerging tradition of female authorship? How does gender enter into the determination of aesthetic value? How does gender enter into the national imaginarylthe idea of Englishness? In exploring these key concerns, Telling Tales establishes a broad terrain for future inquiries that take gender as an organizing term and principle for analysis of narratives in all periods.


Language of Gender and Class

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ISBN: 9781134891344
Release Date: 2002-09-11
Number of pages: 208
Author: Patricia Ingham
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Language of Gender and Class in PDF and EPUB The Language of Gender and Class challenges widely-held assumptions about the study of the Victorian novel. Lucid, multilayered and cogently argued, this volume will provoke debate and encourage students and scholars to rethink their views on ninteenth-century literature. Examining six novels, Patricia Ingham demonstrates that none of the writers, male or female, easily accept stereotypes of gender and class. The classic figures of Angel and Whore are reassessed and modified. And the result, argues Ingham, is that the treatment of gender by the late nineteenth century is released from its task of containing neutralising class conflict. New accounts of feminity can begin to emerge. The novels which Ingham studies are: * Shirley by Charlotter Bronte * North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell * Felix Holt by George Eliot * Hard Times by Charles Dickens * The Unclassed by George Gissing * Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy


Promises Broken

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ISBN: 0813916100
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 241
Author: Ginger Suzanne Frost
Publisher: University of Virginia Press

Download and read online Promises Broken in PDF and EPUB COURTSHIP, CLASS AND GENDER IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND.


The Girl Behind the Keys

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ISBN: 177048132X
Release Date: 2005-12-19
Number of pages: 140
Author: Tom Gallon
Publisher: Broadview Press

Download and read online The Girl Behind the Keys in PDF and EPUB “As the door was thrust open, I heard, as in a dream, the voice of Neal Larrard—calm and cool as ever—dictating to me; mechanically, my fingers touched the keys, and I began to type. While I did so, I felt that fearful dead thing pressing against my knees, and felt also the muzzle of the revolver hard against my side.” First published in 1903, The Girl Behind the Keys is a delightful example of early detective fiction in which Bella Thorn, a savvy young typist, foils the nefarious plans of her employer, a confidence man who exploits the hopes and fears infusing the popular imagination. As Arlene Young’s critical introduction demonstrates, the story unites many of the cultural and literary motifs marking the dawn of the twentieth century, when the Victorian era was giving way to modernity.


Gender at Work in Victorian Culture

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ISBN: 9781351934695
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Number of pages: 200
Author: Martin A. Danahay
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Gender at Work in Victorian Culture in PDF and EPUB Martin A. Danahay's lucidly argued and accessibly written volume offers a solid introduction to important issues surrounding the definition and division of labor in British society and culture. 'Work,' Danahay argues, was a term rife with ideological contradictions for Victorian males during a period when it was considered synonymous with masculinity. Male writers and artists in particular found their labors troubled by class and gender ideologies that idealized 'man's work' as sweaty, muscled labor and tended to feminize intellectual and artistic pursuits. Though many romanticized working-class labor, the fissured representation of the masculine body occasioned by the distinction between manual labor and 'brain work' made it impossible for them to overcome the Victorian class hierarchy of labor. Through cultural studies analyses of the novels of Dickens and Gissing; the nonfiction prose of Carlyle, Ruskin and Morris; the poetry of Thomas Hood; paintings by Richard Redgrave, William Bell Scott, and Ford Madox Brown; and contemporary photographs, including many from the Munby Collection, Danahay examines the ideological contradictions in Victorian representations of men at work. His book will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of English literature, history, and gender studies.


Gender at Work in Victorian Culture

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ISBN: 0754652920
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 180
Author: Martin A. Danahay
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company

Download and read online Gender at Work in Victorian Culture in PDF and EPUB Martin A. Danahay's lucidly argued and accessibly written volume is an important contribution to our understanding of the complex issues surrounding the definition and division of labor in British culture. Danahay analyzes novels, nonfiction prose, poetry, and paintings by Dickens, Carlyle, Ruskin, Morris, Thomas Hood, Richard Redgrave, William Bell Scott, and Ford Madox Brown, as well as photographs from the Munby Collection, to examine the ideological contradictions in Victorian representations of men at work.


The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel

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ISBN: 9781107495647
Release Date: 2012-10-18
Number of pages: 287
Author: Deirdre David
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel in PDF and EPUB In the Victorian period, the British novel reached a wide readership and played a major role in the shaping of national and individual identity. As we come to understand the ways the novel contributed to public opinion on religion, gender, sexuality and race, we continue to be entertained and enlightened by the works of Dickens, George Eliot, Thackeray, Trollope and many others. This second edition of the Companion to the Victorian Novel has been updated fully, taking account of new research and critical methodologies. There are four new chapters and the others have been thoroughly updated, as has the guide to further reading. Designed to appeal to students, teachers and readers, these essays reflect the latest approaches to reading and understanding Victorian fiction.


Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body

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ISBN: 1139434802
Release Date: 2002-08-08
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Author: Anna Krugovoy Silver
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body in PDF and EPUB Anna Krugovoy Silver examines the ways nineteenth-century British writers used physical states of the female body - hunger, appetite, fat and slenderness - in the creation of female characters. Silver argues that anorexia nervosa, first diagnosed in 1873, serves as a paradigm for the cultural ideal of middle-class womanhood in Victorian Britain. In addition, Silver relates these literary expressions to the representation of women's bodies in the conduct books, beauty manuals and other non-fiction prose of the period, contending that women 'performed' their gender and class alliances through the slender body. Silver discusses a wide range of writers including Charlotte Brontë, Christina Rossetti, Charles Dickens, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Bram Stoker and Lewis Carroll to show that mainstream models of middle-class Victorian womanhood share important qualities with the beliefs or behaviours of the anorexic girl or woman.


Mistress of the House

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ISBN: 9781351917209
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Number of pages: 168
Author: Tim Dolin
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Mistress of the House in PDF and EPUB This exploration of gender and property ownership in eight important novels argues that property is a decisive undercurrent in narrative structures and modes, as well as an important gender signature in society and culture. Tim Dolin suggests that the formal development of nineteenth-century domestic fiction can only be understood in the context of changes in the theory and laws of property: indeed femininity and its representation cannot be considered separately from property relations and their reform. He presents original readings of novels in which a woman owns, acquires or loses property, focusing on exchanges between patriarchal cultural authority, the 'woman question' and narrative form, and on the place of domestic fiction in a culture in which property relations and gender relations are subject to radical review. Each chapter revolves around a representative text, but refers substantially to other material, both other novels and contemporary social, legal, political and feminist commentary.


Nineteenth century Studies

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Release Date: 2007
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A Concise Companion to the Victorian Novel

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ISBN: 9780470757550
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Number of pages: 304
Author: Francis O'Gorman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online A Concise Companion to the Victorian Novel in PDF and EPUB This volume presents fresh approaches to classic Victorian fiction from 1830-1900. Opens up for the reader the cultural world in which the Victorian novel was written and read. Crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries. Provides fresh perspectives on how Victorian fiction relates to different contexts, such as class, sexuality, empire, psychology, law and biology.


A Companion to the Victorian Novel

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ISBN: 9780470997208
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Number of pages: 528
Author: Patrick Brantlinger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online A Companion to the Victorian Novel in PDF and EPUB The Companion to the Victorian Novel provides contextual and critical information about the entire range of British fiction published between 1837 and 1901. Provides contextual and critical information about the entire range of British fiction published during the Victorian period. Explains issues such as Victorian religions, class structure, and Darwinism to those who are unfamiliar with them. Comprises original, accessible chapters written by renowned and emerging scholars in the field of Victorian studies. Ideal for students and researchers seeking up-to-the-minute coverage of contexts and trends, or as a starting point for a survey course.


The Pre Raphaelite Art of the Victorian Novel

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ISBN: 9780814209745
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 208
Author: Sophia Andres
Publisher: Ohio State University Press

Download and read online The Pre Raphaelite Art of the Victorian Novel in PDF and EPUB A provocative interdisciplinary study of the Victorian novel and Pre-Raphaelite art, this book offers a new understanding of Victorian novels through Pre-Raphaelite paintings. Concentrating on Elizabeth Gaskell, Wilkie Collins, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy and aligning each novelist with specific painters, this work interprets narrative redrawings of Pre-Raphaelite paintings within a range of cultural contexts as well as alongside recent theoretical work on gender. Letters, reviews, and journals convincingly reinforce the contentions about the novels and their connection with paintings. Featuring color reproductions of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, this book reveals the great achievement of Pre-Raphaelite art and its impact on the Victorian novel. Arguing for the direct relationship between Pre-Raphaelite painting and the Victorian novel, this book fills a gap in the currently available literature devoted to the Victorian novel, the Pre-Raphaelites, and the connection of Pre-Raphaelite art to Victorian poetry. Visual readings of the Victorian novel channel the twenty-first-century readers' desire for the visual into the exploration of Pre-Raphaelite art in the Victorian novel, in the process offering fresh insights into the representation of gender in Victorian culture. Through a textual and a visual journey, this work reveals a new approach to the Victorian novel and Pre-Raphaelite art with profound implications for the study of both.