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The Female Servant and Sensation Fiction

‘Kitchen Literature’

  • Authors
  • Elizabeth Steere

About this book

Introduction

The Female Servant and Sensation Fiction: 'Kitchen Literature' explores why Victorian sensation fiction was derided as literature fit only for maids and cooks and how the depictions of fictional female domestics, from Jane Eyre to Neo-Victorian novels, reflect contemporary social concerns about the blurring of the boundaries of class and gender.

Keywords

English literature fiction gender novel Victorian era

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