Violent Women and Sensation Fiction

Crime, Medicine and Victorian Popular Culture

  • Andrew Mangham

About this book


This book explores ideas of violent femininity across generic and disciplinary boundaries during the nineteenth century. It aims to highlight how medical, legal and literary narratives shared notions of the volatile nature of women. Mangham traces intersections between notorious legal trials, theories of female insanity, and sensation novels.


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  • Andrew Mangham
    • 1
  1. 1.School of English and American LiteratureUniversity of ReadingUK

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