Life After Death: Widows and the English Novel, Defoe to Austen

Life After Death: Widows and the English Novel, Defoe to Austen

By: Karen Bloom Gevirtz (author)Hardback

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Life after Death shows how representations of the widow in the eighteenth-century novel express attitudes toward emerging capitalism and women's participation in it. Authors responded to the century's instability by using widows, who had the right to act economically and self-interestedly, to teach women that virtue meant foregoing the opportunities that the changing economy offered. Novelists thus helped to create expectations for women that linger today, and established the novel as a cultural arbiter.

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About Author

Karen Bloom Gevirtz is assistant professor of English at Seton Hall University

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/11/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781611492774
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 218
  • ID: 9781611492774
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 1611492777

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