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‘New Woman’ Fiction

Kate Flint

in The Woman Reader 1837–1914

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121855
eISBN:
9780191671357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121855.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

At first sight, the controversy induced by the emergence of the ‘New Woman’ fiction in the 1890s bears a close similarity to the wave of ... More


The Woman Reader 1837–1914

Kate Flint

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121855
eISBN:
9780191671357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121855.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book provides an invaluable source of information on nineteenth-century culture and the woman reader. Why was the topic of women and reading so controversial for ... More


New Women and Neurasthenia: Nervous Degeneration and the 1890s

Jane Wood

in Passion and Pathology in Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187608
eISBN:
9780191674723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187608.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses nervous degeneration and its literary representation in the 1890s. Much of the fiction of the 1890s self-consciously engages with the physical and medical sciences to configure ... More


New Women and Old: Sarah Grand, Social Purity, and The Voyage Out

Mary Jean Corbett

in Behind the Times: Virginia Woolf in Late-Victorian Contexts

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752469
eISBN:
9781501752483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752469.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses Sarah Grand's The Heavenly Twins as Rachel Vinrace's unread book that is avowedly conjectural like Virginia Woolf's diaries, letters, and essays that contain no references to ... More


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