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By Tamara S. Wagner

This booklet presents a serious reconsideration of nineteenth-century women's writing by way of exploring the importance of antifeminist representations for literary advancements within the century's moment part. It seeks to attract new realization to nonetheless missed authors and works, whereas suggesting that their reappraisal right away calls for and is helping to facilitate a extra encompassing rethinking of a couple of lengthy ignored writers and their nonetheless underestimated contribution to Victorian literary tradition. Their altering class, their marginalisation inside of canon formation, and most significantly, their resistance to simplifications instructed by way of those moving categorisations activates us to damage out of such ideological straightjackets ourselves. In analysing various fabric that testifies to the vast spectrum, versatility, and reflexive interchanges of well known Victorian fiction, the essays during this assortment interact to interrogate the importance of those nonetheless overlooked works for the advance of the radical genre.This assortment makes a massive contribution to the examine of Victorian literature and particularly of lately rediscovered well known writers. will probably be of curiosity to literary critics and scholars engaged on the formation of the unconventional style as a rule in addition to on nineteenth-century tradition extra specifically.

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