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British Women’s Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, 1840-1940

British Women's Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, Volume 1

1840s and 1850s

Editors: Gavin, Adrienne E., de la L. Oulton, Carolyn W. (Eds.)

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  • Explores the construction of a post-Romantic tradition
  • Looks at key texts from the Brontës, Elizabeth Gaskell and George Eliot
  • Examines the emergence of a feminine sensational mode
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This five-volume series, British Women’s Writing From Brontë to Bloomsbury, 1840-1940, historically contextualizes and traces developments in women’s fiction from 1840 to 1940. Critically assessing both canonical and lesser-known British women’s writing decade by decade, it redefines the landscape of women’s authorship across a century of dynamic social and cultural change. With each of its volumes devoted to two decades, the series is wide in scope but historically sharply defined.

Volume 1: 1840s and 1850s inaugurates the series by historically and culturally contextualizing Victorian women’s writing distinctly within the 1840s and 1850s. Using a range of critical perspectives including political and literary history, feminist approaches, disability studies, and the history of reading, the volume’s 16 original essays consider such developments as the construction of a post-Romantic tradition, the politicization of the domestic sphere, and the development of crime and sensation writing. Centrally, it reassesses key mid-nineteenth-century female authors in the context in which they first published while also recovering neglected women writers who helped to shape the literary landscape of the 1840s and 1850s.

About the authors

Adrienne E. Gavin is Emeritus Professor of English Literature and Co-founder and Honorary Director of the International Centre for Victorian Women Writers (ICVWW), Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.  She is also an Honorary Academic at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her publications include Dark Horse: A Life of Anna Sewell (2004), critical editions of Paul Ferroll, The Blue Lagoon, Black Beauty, and The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective and edited collections including Writing Women of the Fin de Siècle: Authors of Change (2012, co-edited with Carolyn Oulton).

Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton is Professor of Victorian Literature at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK and Co-founder and Director of the ICVWW. Her most recent publications include Below the Fairy City: a Life of Jerome K. Jerome (2012), Dickens and the Myth of the Reader (2017) and Accidental Fruit (2016).

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook £71.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78226-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £88.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78225-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Women's Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, Volume 1
Book Subtitle
1840s and 1850s
Editors
  • Adrienne E. Gavin
  • Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton
Series Title
British Women’s Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, 1840-1940
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78226-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78226-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78225-6
Series ISSN
2523-7160
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 278
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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