Suffer And Be Still / Edition 1

Suffer And Be Still / Edition 1

by Martha Vicinus
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0253201683

ISBN-13: 9780253201683

Pub. Date: 09/01/1973

Publisher: Indiana University Press

The ideal woman of the Victorian era was a combination of sexual innocence, conspicuous consumption, and worship of the family hearth—with marriage and procreation being a woman’s only function. Suffer and Be Still is a collection of ten lively essays which document the feminine stereotypes that Victorian women fought against, but only partially defeated

Overview

The ideal woman of the Victorian era was a combination of sexual innocence, conspicuous consumption, and worship of the family hearth—with marriage and procreation being a woman’s only function. Suffer and Be Still is a collection of ten lively essays which document the feminine stereotypes that Victorian women fought against, but only partially defeated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253201683
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1973
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Perfect Victorian Lady
Martha Vicinus

1: The Victorian Governess: Status Incongruence in Family and Society
M. Jeanne Peterson

2: From Dame to Woman: W.S. Gilbert and Theatrical Transvestism
Jane W. Stedman

3: Victorian Women and Menstruation
Elaine and English Showalter

4: Marriage, Redundancy or Sin: The Painter’s View of Women in the First Twenty-Five Years of Victoria’s Reign
Helene E. Roberts

5: A Study of Victorian Prostitution and Venereal Disease
E.M. Sigsworth and T.J. Wyke

6: Working-Class Women in Britain, 1890-1914
Peter N. Stearns

7: The Debate over Women: Ruskin vs. Mill
Kate Millett

8: Sterotypes of Femininity in a Theory of Sexual Evolution
Jill Conway

9: Innocent Femina Sensualis in Unconscious Conflict
Peter T. Cominos

10: The Women of England in a Century of Social Change, 1815-1914: A Select Bibliography
S. Barbara Kanner

Notes

Index

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