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Fallen Women in the Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Authors
  • Tom Winnifrith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Tom Winnifrith
    Pages 1-11
  3. Tom Winnifrith
    Pages 13-29
  4. Tom Winnifrith
    Pages 31-47
  5. Tom Winnifrith
    Pages 49-69
  6. Tom Winnifrith
    Pages 71-91
  7. Tom Winnifrith
    Pages 93-112
  8. Tom Winnifrith
    Pages 113-131
  9. Tom Winnifrith
    Pages 133-147
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 149-178

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Bronte Charles Dickens novel women

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