Harold Frederic's Social Drama and the Crisis of the 1890's Evangelical Protestant Culture

Harold Frederic's Social Drama and the Crisis of the 1890's Evangelical Protestant Culture

By: Richmond B. Adams (author)Hardback

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This book shows how Harold Frederic's novels challenge certain gender-based assumptions in the late nineteenth century, and that women were shown to have opportunities for personal growth and success. The books written by Harold Frederic depict a self-made, properly Protestant American. Yet, in some of his books in particular "The Damnation of Theron Ware", Frederic depicts self-made women, and challenges the idea that only men can attain culturally-defined success. The works offer an inversion of late 19th century gender-based expectations.

Contents

1. Foreword by Thomas R. Jewell; 2. Serpents v. Doves and the 'Sabe' of 'Common Sense': The Gospel According to Sister Soulsby; 3. The Emblem of Modernity and Manners: Father Forbes, Dr. Ledsmar, and the Devolution of Theron Ware; 4. Delusional Boredom: Celia Madden, Theron Ware, and the New Woman.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773445307
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9780773445307
  • ISBN10: 0773445307

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