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‘Preparatives to Love’: Fiction as Seduction in Eliza Haywood's Amatory Prose

Ros Ballaster

in Seductive Forms: Women's Amatory Fiction from 1684 to 1740

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184775
eISBN:
9780191674341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184775.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the fiction of Eliza Haywood. Haywood's romances of the 1720s and 1730s bring us closer to the conventions of domestic fiction. The woman writer is here identified with her ... More


Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

Carol J. Singley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199779390
eISBN:
9780199895106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779390.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

American literature abounds with orphans who experience adoption or placements that resemble adoption. These stories do more than recount the adventures of children living away from home. They tell ... More


The Domestic Novel

Susan Fraiman

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the features of the domestic novel by focusing on three factors: how domestic novels handle class; what they have to say about gender roles; and how they are characterized in ... More


Julia Kavanagh

Eileen Fauset

in The Politics of Writing: Julia Kavanagh, 1824-77

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719055577
eISBN:
9781781702222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719055577.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter introduces Julia Kavanagh, one of many women writers of the nineteenth century who are now largely unknown. It first presents some background information on her early life, and then ... More


“The Utter Destruction of the Home Circle”: Polygamy and the Perversion of the Private Sphere

Christine Talbot

in A Foreign Kingdom: Mormons and Polygamy in American Political Culture, 1852-1890

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038082
eISBN:
9780252095351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038082.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses anti-Mormon literature from its beginnings in domestic fiction. Anti-Mormons objected to polygamy not only because they believed it promoted licentiousness and degraded its ... More


When Pollyanna Did Not Grow Up: Girlhood and the Innocent Nation

Dorothy Karlin

in Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna: A Children's Classic at 100

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461329
eISBN:
9781626740723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461329.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter places the quality of Pollyanna's childhood innocence within early-twentieth-century American identity politics. When Eleanor Porter published Pollyanna in 1913, the United States was ... More


Revitalizing Church and Culture: The Marian Heroines of Anna Dorsey and Alexander Stewart Walsh, 1880s–1890s

Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez

in The Valiant Woman: The Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627410
eISBN:
9781469627434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627410.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines Marian imagery in American domestic fiction focusing on one Catholic and one Baptist author. Catholic convert Anna Hanson Dorsey influenced popular Catholic conceptions of Mary ... More


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