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

British Women's Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, Volume 2

1860s and 1870s

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

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  • ​Looks at key texts from the George Eliot, Anna Sewell and Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Touches on issues as diverse as mobility, philanthropy and female desire
  • Looks at some lesser-studied texts in addition to texts like Black Beauty and Silas Marner
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This five-volume series, British Women’s Writing From Brontë to Bloomsbury, 1840–1940, historicallycontextualizes and traces developments in women’s fiction from 1840 to 1940. Critically assessingboth canonical and lesser-known British women’s writing decade by decade, it redefines the landscapeof women’s authorship across a century of dynamic social and cultural change. With each ofits volumes devoted to two decades, the series is wide in scope but historically sharply defined.
Volume 2: 1860s and 1870s continues the series by historically and culturally contextualizing Victorianwomen’s writing distinctly within the 1860s and 1870s. Covering a range of fictional approaches,including short stories, religiously inflected novels, and comic writing the volume’s 16 original essaysconsider such developments as the sensation craze, the impact of new technologies, and the careeropportunities opening for women. Centrally, it reassesses key nineteenth-century female authors inthe context in which they first published while also recovering neglected women writers who helpedto shape the literary landscape of the 1860s and 1870s.

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 Research Fellow at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Carolyn Oulton is Professor of Victorian Literature and Co-founder and Director of the International Centre for Victorian Women Writers (ICVWW), Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-23

    Gavin, Adrienne E. (et al.)

  • A Decade of Experiment: George Eliot in the 1860s

    Pages 27-41

    Harris, Margaret

  • ‘Duck him!’: Private Feelings, Public Interests, and Ellen Wood’s

    Pages 43-56

    MacDonald, Tara

  • ‘[Tr]ain[s] of circumstantial evidence’: Railway ‘Monomania’ and Investigations of Gender in

    Pages 57-74

    Humphries, Andrew F.

  • ‘There is great need for forgiveness in this world’: The Call for Reconciliation in Elizabeth Gaskell’s

    Pages 75-88

    Ludlow, Elizabeth

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Women's Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, Volume 2
Book Subtitle
1860s and 1870s
Editors
  • Adrienne Gavin
  • Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton
Series Title
British Women’s Writing from Brontë to Bloomsbury, 1840-1940
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38528-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38528-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38527-9
Series ISSN
2523-7160
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 291
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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