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A Queer Job for a Girl: The Communicative Touch in Trollope, Hardy, and Lynn Linton

Kate Thomas

in Postal Pleasures: Sex, Scandal, and Victorian Letters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199730919
eISBN:
9780199918461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730919.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Between 1877 and 1881, Anthony Trollope, Thomas Hardy and Eliza Lynn Linton published stories which all portray women companions who are "more like lovers than girl and girl." The women are also all ... More


Postscript: Henry James’s Public Servant

Kate Thomas

in Postal Pleasures: Sex, Scandal, and Victorian Letters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199730919
eISBN:
9780199918461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730919.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter is a reading of the female civil servant as a queer agent in Henry James’ 1898 novella In the Cage. This novella’s central trope of "queer extensions" of experience and self are likened ... More


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