Women of Faith in Victorian Culture

Reassessing the Angel in the House

  • Anne Hogan
  • Andrew Bradstock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Anne Hogan, Andrew Bradstock
    Pages 1-5
  3. J. R. Watson
    Pages 128-144
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 225-230

About this book


An interdisciplinary study of Victorian women of faith as portrayed in the fiction and non-fiction of the period. The book explores how novelists, biographers and other writers depicted religious women, with special reference to the influence of the ideal of the 'Angel in the House' as embodied in Coventry Patmore's poem of that name. Among those whose work is explored are George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, Christina Rossetti, George Moore and Anne Bront� as well as hymnwriters, missionary biographers, non-conformist obituarists and artists of the Aesthetic Movement.


culture drama fiction gender novel religion women

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne Hogan
    • 1
  • Andrew Bradstock
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of Southampton New CollegeUK
  2. 2.Department of TheologyUniversity of Southampton New CollegeUK

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