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Fallen Women in the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Authors: Winnifrith, T.

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Tom Winnifrith examines how the great nineteenth-century novelists managed to say something new and important about sexual behaviour in spite of rules which dictated that the recording of this behaviour should combine the utmost discretion and deep disapproval. On the surface their fallen heroines seem to suffer the conventional cruel fate of the erring female: death or Australia or both. Tom Winnifrith examines ways in which the great novelists continued to portray the complexities underlying the simple division of women into angels and whores.

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TOM WINNIFRITH is Senior Lecturer in the Joint School of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. He has previously been an assistant master at Eton College, E K Chambers student at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, William Noble Fellow at the University of Liverpool, and a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. His many previous books include The Brontës and their Background, Brontë Facts and Brontë Problems (with Edward Chitham), Aspects of the Epic, Greece Old and New, Nineteen Eighty Four and All's Well? (with William Whitehead) and A New Life of Charlotte Brontë.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Winnifrith, Tom

    Pages 1-11

  • Austen

    Winnifrith, Tom

    Pages 13-29

  • Brontë

    Winnifrith, Tom

    Pages 31-47

  • Eliot

    Winnifrith, Tom

    Pages 49-69

  • Thackeray

    Winnifrith, Tom

    Pages 71-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fallen Women in the Nineteenth-Century Novel
Authors
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37772-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230377721
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-59191-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 178
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