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Famous Last Words: Changes in Gender and Narrative Closure
     

Famous Last Words: Changes in Gender and Narrative Closure

by Alison Booth (Editor), U. C. Knoepflmacher (Afterword)
 
'Famous Last Words' traces a broad historical transition--from the 1840s to the 1980s--from the more rigid dichotomy of the Victorian novel, in which good women must marry and fallen women die, to the more open alternatives of twentieth-century fiction, which sometimes permit the independent female protagonist to survive and occasionally alternative constructions of

Overview

'Famous Last Words' traces a broad historical transition--from the 1840s to the 1980s--from the more rigid dichotomy of the Victorian novel, in which good women must marry and fallen women die, to the more open alternatives of twentieth-century fiction, which sometimes permit the independent female protagonist to survive and occasionally alternative constructions of gender as well as plot.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813914367
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
10/22/1993
Series:
Feminist Issues Series
Pages:
400
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Alison Booth is Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia. She is the author of Greatness Engendered: George Eliot and Virginia Woolf.

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