Chastity and transgression in women's writing, 1792-1897 : interrupting the Harlot's Progress / Roxanne Eberle

Author(s): Eberle, Roxanne, 1964-
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Subjects: English literature--Women authors--History and criticism
Sex in literature
Feminism and literature--Great Britain--History--19th century
Women and literature--Great Britain--History--19th century
English literature--19th century--History and criticism
Feminist fiction, English--History and criticism
Man-woman relationships in literature
Sex role in literature
Chastity in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2002
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: x, 276 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: List of Plates
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Interrupting the Harlot's Progress 1
1. Imagining the Sexualized Heroine: Mary Wollstonecraft, the Feminist Treatise, and The Wrongs of Woman 21
Coda to Chapter 1: "A Legion of Wollstonecrafts" 55
2. "To think, to decide, and to act": Radical Fictions of Transgression and Vindication 76
3. Diverting the Libertine Gaze: Amelia Opie's Adeline Mowbray 106
4. Victorian Reclamations: Elizabeth Gaskell's Protective Fictions in Mary Barton and Ruth 136
5. Rewriting the "vile text": Christina Rossetti and the Poetics of Social Reform 168
6. Reaping the Fruits of Resistance: Josephine Butler and Sarah Grand 202
Coda to Chapter 6: Writing the New Wollstonecraft 235
Notes 244
Works Cited 257
Index 267
Notes: LCCN: 2001036993
ISBN: 0333964950
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-266) and index
OCLC Number: 47755910
ISBN/ISSN: 0333964950