The madwoman in the attic : the woman writer and the nineteenth-century literary imagination / Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar

Author(s): Gilbert, Sandra M
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Subjects: English literature--Women authors--History and criticism
Women and literature--Great Britain--History--19th century
English literature--19th century--History and criticism
English literature--Psychological aspects
Women authors--Psychology
Women in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 2nd ed
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2000
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xlvi, 719 p. ; 20 cm
Table of Contents: Preface to the First Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition: The Madwoman in the Academy
Pt. I. Toward a Feminist Poetics
1. The Queen's Looking Glass: Female Creativity, Male Images of Women, and the Metaphor of Literary Paternity 3
2. Infection in the Sentence: The Woman Writer and the Anxiety of Authorship 45
3. The Parables of the Cave 93
Pt. II. Inside the House of Fiction: Jane Austen's Tenants of Possibility
4. Shut Up in Prose: Gender and Genre in Austen's Juvenilia 107
5. Jane Austen's Cover Story (and Its Secret Agents) 146
Pt. III. How Are We Fal'n?: Milton's Daughters
6. Milton's Bogey: Patriarchal Poetry and Women Readers 187
7. Horror's Twin: Mary Shelley's Monstrous Eve 213
8. Looking Oppositely: Emily Bronte's Bible of Hell 248
Pt. IV. The Spectral Selves of Charlotte Bronte
9. A Secret, Inward Wound: The Professor's Pupil 311
10. A Dialogue of Self and Soul: Plain Jane's Progress 336
11. The Genesis of Hunger, According to Shirley 372
12. The Buried Life of Lucy Snowe 399
Pt. V. Captivity and Consciousness in George Eliot's Fiction
13. Made Keen by Loss: George Eliot's Veiled Vision 443
14. George Eliot as the Angel of Destruction 478
Pt. VI. Strength in Agony: Nineteenth-Century Poetry by Women
15. The Aesthetics of Renunciation 539
16. A Woman - White: Emily Dickinson's Yarn of Pearl 581
Notes 651
Index 699
Additional Authors: Gubar, Susan, 1944-
Notes: LCCN: 99086038
ISBN: 0300084587 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780300084580 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: The Queen's looking glass: female creativity, male images of women, and the metaphor of literary paternity -- Infection in the sentence: the women writer and the anxiety of authorship -- The parables of the cave -- Shut up in prose: gender and genre in Austen's Juvenilia -- Jane Austen's cover story (and its secret agents) -- Milton's bogey: patriarchal poetry and women readers -- Horror's twin: Mary Shelley's monstrous Eve -- Looking oppositely: Emily Brontë's bible of hell -- A secret, inward wound: The professor's pupil -- A dialogue of self and soul: plain Jane's progress -- The genesis of hunger, according to Shirley -- The buried life of Lucy Snowe -- Made keen by loss: George Eliot's veiled vision -- George Eliot as the angel of destruction -- The aesthetics of renunciation -- A woman, white: Emily Dickinson's yarn of pearl
OCLC Number: 43114207
ISBN/ISSN: 0300084587
9780300084580