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‘The Redundancy of Copious Nothings’: Fictional Offspring, Or, the Reproductions of Female Vanity

Mary Beth Tegan

in Material Transgressions: Beyond Romantic Bodies, Genders, Things

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621778
eISBN:
9781800341463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621778.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Eighteenth-century critics commonly used birth topoi to ridicule writing they believed to be uninspired or imitative, but their attacks on the bad form and excesses of women’s novels were ... More


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