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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.

Indiana University Press

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Journal of Social History

"... indispensable reading for any scholar of Victorian cultural and sexual history." —Journal of Social History

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"... indispensable reading for any scholar of Victorian cultural and sexual history." —Journal of Social History
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253201683
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1973
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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

Indiana University Press

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