Their Fathers' Daughters: Hannah More, Maria Edgeworth, and Patriarchal Complicity / Edition 1

Their Fathers' Daughters: Hannah More, Maria Edgeworth, and Patriarchal Complicity / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Kowaleski-Wallace
     
 

ISBN-10: 019506853X

ISBN-13: 9780195068535

Pub. Date: 10/28/1991

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Current feminist theory has developed powerful explanations for some women writers' rebellion against patriarchy. But other women writers did not rebel; rather, they supported and celebrated patriarchy. Examining the lives and selected works of two late eighteenth-century writers, Hannah More and Maria Edgeworth, this book explores what it means for a woman writer

Overview

Current feminist theory has developed powerful explanations for some women writers' rebellion against patriarchy. But other women writers did not rebel; rather, they supported and celebrated patriarchy. Examining the lives and selected works of two late eighteenth-century writers, Hannah More and Maria Edgeworth, this book explores what it means for a woman writer to identify with her father and the patriarchal tradition he represents. Kowaleski-Wallace exposes the psychological, social, and historical factors that motivated such an identification, and reveals the consequences that result from being a "daddy's girl."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195068535
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1991
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

1Their Fathers' Daughters: An Introduction3
2Milton's Bogey Reconsidered27
3Hannah and Her Sister: Women and Evangelicalism56
An Introduction to Maria Edgeworth95
4Home Economics: Domestic Ideology in Belinda109
5Good Housekeeping: The Politics of Anglo-Irish Ascendancy138
6Monstrous Daughters: The Problem of Maternal Inheritance173
7Coda: Charlotte Bronte and Milton's Cook198
Notes209
Index231

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