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Victorian woman question in contemporary feminist fiction

by Jeannette King

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York, N.Y .
Written in

    Places:
  • English-speaking countries,
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Feminist fiction, English -- History and criticism.,
    • Historical fiction, English -- History and criticism.,
    • English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
    • English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.,
    • Feminism and literature -- English-speaking countries -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Women and literature -- English-speaking countries -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Women -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Historiography.,
    • Feminism in literature.,
    • Sex role in literature.,
    • Women in literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-205) and index.

      StatementJeannette King.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR888.F45 K56 2005
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 210 p. ;
      Number of Pages210
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3310823M
      ISBN 101403917272
      ISBN 109781403917272
      LC Control Number2004061222

        We look back on the s as a time of rampant sexism, patriarchy, male dominance, gender inequality -- whatever you want to call it. And it was indeed that sort of time. But a number of 19th-century female novelists, and a few male ones, managed . In The Victorian Woman Question in Contemporary Feminist Fiction, Jeanette King suggests that historical fiction by women can be placed in the context of a "wider project, pioneered by second wave feminism, of rewriting history from a female perspective, and recovering the lives of women who have been excluded or marginalized" ().

      Refinery29 rounds up the best of feminist fiction novels to read this summer. feminist-fiction primer. Think of this as Women's Studies , the wondrous books that opened up our minds to the. 2. Marriage and the anti-feminist woman novelist Valerie Sanders Breaking apart: the early Victorian divorce novel Anne Humpherys Phantasies of matriarchy in Victorian children's literature by non-canonical woman writers Alison Chapman Gendered observations: Harriet Martineau and the woman question Alexis Easley

      Women Were Better Represented in Victorian Novels Than Modern Ones Big data shows that women used to be omnipresent in fiction. Then men got in the way. If you have recently watched the Netflix Original series The Handmaid's Tale, then you have one of the most famous feminist writers of the 21st century to et Atwood's science fiction dystopia was written during the 80s — but quickly turned into a cautionary tale .


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