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Título: Bleak Houses: Marital Violence in Victorian ...
Editorial: Ohio University Press, Athens, Georgia, U.S.A.
Año de publicación: 2005
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: Very Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author
ISBN: 0-8214-1642-1 Very little to no wear Quite clean. '[The author] examines works of Charles Dickens, Anne Bronte, George Eliot, Wilkie Collins, and Anthony Trollope in the context of the heated rhetoric on wife assault and manliness in the 1840s and 1850s, the parliamentary debates on the 1857 Divorce Act, and divorce court reporting in the newspapers after 1858.' etc. Author (likely) signed/ inscribed the first free endpaper verso. 271 pages. N° de ref. de la librería 030812
Sinopsis: The Offenses Against the Person Act of 1828 opened magistrates' courts to abused working-class wives. Newspapers in turn reported on these proceedings, and in this way the Victorian scrutiny of domestic conduct began. But how did popular fiction treat ?private? family violence? Bleak Houses: Marital Violence in Victorian Fiction traces novelists' engagement with the wife-assault debates in the public press between 1828 and the turn of the century.
Lisa Surridge examines the early works of Charles Dickens and reads Dombey and Son and Anne Brontë's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall in the context of the intense debates on wife assault and manliness in the late 1840s and early 1850s. Surridge explores George Eliot's Janet's Repentance in light of the parliamentary debates on the 1857 Divorce Act. Marital cruelty trials provide the structure for both Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White and Anthony Trollope's He Knew He Was Right.
Locating the New Woman fiction of Mona Caird and the reassuring detective investigations of Sherlock Holmes in the context of late-Victorian feminism and the great marriage debate in the Daily Telegraph, Surridge illustrates how fin-de-siècle fiction brought male sexual violence and the viability of marriage itself under public scrutiny. Bleak Houses thus demonstrates how Victorian fiction was concerned about the wife-assault debates of the nineteenth century, debates which both constructed and invaded the privacy of the middle-class home.
Biografía del autor: Lisa Surridge is associate professor of English at the University of Victoria, Canada. She is co-editor of Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Aurora Floyd and has published on Victorian fiction in many journals including Victorian Literature and Culture, Women's Writing, Dickens Studies Annual, Victorian Newsletter, and Victorians Institute Journal.
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