Desire and Domestic Fiction (Heftet)

A Political History of the Novel


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 1990
Antall sider: 310
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780195061604
Omtale Desire and Domestic Fiction
In this strikingly original treatment of the rise of the novel, Nancy Armstrong argues that the novels and non- fiction written by and for women in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England paved the way for the rise of the modern English middle class. Most critical studies of the novel mistakenly locate political power exclusively in the official institutions of state, ignoring the political domain over which women hold authority, which includes courtship practices, family relations, and the use of leisure time. To remedy this, Armstrong provides a dual analysis, tracing both the rise of the novel and the evolution of female authority as part of one phenomenon.

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