Women's Transition from Victorian to Contemporary Identity as Portrayed in the Modern Novel

Women's Transition from Victorian to Contemporary Identity as Portrayed in the Modern Novel

By: Shannon Forbes (author)Hardback

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Description

This text explores the modern novel's reflection upon women's enactment of the stable, whole, unified identity typical of Victorian women. It then shows how the transition of Victorian women resulted when women took a dynamic, fluid, modern identity. It is suitable for literary critics of Victorian and modern texts.

About Author

Shannon Forbes is Assistant Professor of English at the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas.

Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Ambivalence and Impossibility with Regard to both the Victorian and Modern Sense of Self; 2. "When Sometimes She Imagined Herself like Her Mother"; 3. The Victorian Self as a Relinquishing of Self; 4. The Challenge to Legitimize the Modern Psychology of the Artist; 5. Joyce's "Saucebox": Milly Bloom's Portrait of Modern Feminine Adolescence; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773458239
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 188
  • ID: 9780773458239
  • ISBN10: 0773458239

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