Women writing about money : women's fiction in England, 1790-1820 / Edward Copeland

Author(s): Copeland, Edward
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Subjects: English fiction--19th century--History and criticism
Money in literature
English fiction--Women authors--History and criticism
English fiction--18th century--History and criticism
Women and literature--England--History--18th century
Women and literature--England--History--19th century
Women novelists, English--Economic conditions
Women--England--Economic conditions
Women--England--Social conditions
Economics in literature
Romanticism--England
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995
Series: Cambridge studies in Romanticism 9
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xviii, 291 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1. The general calamity: the want of money 15
The blessed competence 22
2. Gothic economics: the 1790s 35
Minerva gothic 40
Genteel gothic 47
Revisionist gothic 56
3. The gifts of heaven: consumer power, 1800-1820 61
The household budget 68
Gentrifying the economy 72
Heroicizing commerce 76
4. Shopping for signs: Jane Austen and the pseudo-gentry 89
5. Picturing the heroine: The Lady's Magazine, 1770-1820 117
The fashion plot 129
Illustrating the economy 137
Heroines on the margin 144
6. Fictions of employment: female accomplishments 159
Employment, odious (1): companion 166
Employment, odious (2): governess 171
Employment, possible: schoolmistress, sempstress, actress, prostitute 176
7. Writing for money: authors and heroines 191
Charlotte Smith: the genteel dilemma 202
Eliza Parsons: the Minerva struggle 204
Heroine authors: the case in fiction 205
Notes 213
Bibliography 252
Index 284
Notes: LCCN: 94010269
ISBN: 0521454611 (hardback)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-283) and index
OCLC Number: 30109106
ISBN/ISSN: 0521454611