The Victorian Woman Question in Contemporary Feminist Fiction

  • Jeannette King

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 179-210

About this book


The Victorian Woman Question in Contemporary Feminist Fiction explores the representation of Victorian womanhood in the work of some of today's most important British and North American novelists including A.S. Byatt, Sarah Waters, Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter and Toni Morrison. By analysing these novels in the context of the scientific, religious and literary discourses that shaped Victorian ideas about gender, it contributes to an important inter-disciplinary debate. For while showing the power of these discourses to shape women's roles, the novels also suggest how individual women might challenge that power through their own lives.


fiction gender novel Romanticism Victorian era women

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeannette King
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  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of AberdeenUK

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