Culture and Adultery: The Novel, the Newspaper, and the Law, 1857-1914

Culture and Adultery: The Novel, the Newspaper, and the Law, 1857-1914

by Barbara Leckie
     
 

Barbara Leckie mines novels, newspapers, and court and parliamentary records to explore how adultery became visible in the pubic sphere in the second half of the nineteenth century and how the history of the Victorian novel is revised when the culture's concern with adultery and censorship is brought into focus.

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Barbara Leckie mines novels, newspapers, and court and parliamentary records to explore how adultery became visible in the pubic sphere in the second half of the nineteenth century and how the history of the Victorian novel is revised when the culture's concern with adultery and censorship is brought into focus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812234985
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
New Cultural Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.37(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Censorship and Adultery1
1The Democracy of Print: The Mid-Victorian Censorship Debates16
2Columns of Scandal: The Divorce Court Journalism Debates62
3An Undercurrent of the Body: The Sensation Novel Debates112
4A National Habit of Repression: Henry James's Negotiation of Adultery in The Golden Bowl154
5A Good Read: Ford Madox Ford's A Call and The Good Soldier202
Conclusion: The Narrative of a Waking Body244
Notes257
Works Cited273
Acknowledgments289
Index291

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