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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137365262
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47370-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-36526-2
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