Gender and Ventriloquism in Victorian and Neo-Victorian Fiction

Passionate Puppets

  • Helen Davies

About this book


Is ventriloquism just for dummies? What is at stake in neo-Victorian fiction's desire to 'talk back' to the nineteenth century? This book explores the sexual politics of dialogues between the nineteenth century and contemporary fiction, offering a new insight into the concept of ventriloquism as a textual and metatextual theme in literature.


English literature fiction gender Henry James Oscar Wilde

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  • Helen Davies
    • 1
  1. 1.Leeds Metropolitan UniversityUK

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