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On the threshold: Female Adolescent Experience in Fiction of the Fin de Siècle

SARAH BILSTON

in The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900: Girls and the Transition to Womanhood

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272617
eISBN:
9780191709685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272617.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the intersections between romance and New Woman fictions on the question of sexual knowledge. It shows that New Woman author and the romance writer may both now be resituated ... More


The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE

William M. Reddy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226706269
eISBN:
9780226706283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706283.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

In the twelfth century, the Catholic Church attempted a thoroughgoing reform of marriage and sexual behavior aimed at eradicating sexual desire from Christian lives. Seeking a refuge from the very ... More


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