Women Musicians in Victorian Fiction, 1860-1900: Representations of Music, Science and Gender in the Leisured Home

Women Musicians in Victorian Fiction, 1860-1900: Representations of Music, Science and Gender in the Leisured Home

by Russell Menard, Phyllis Weliver
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754601269

ISBN-13: 9780754601265

Pub. Date: 12/01/2000

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754601265
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Series:
Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain Series
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvii
List of Illustrationsix
Introduction1
1Musical Women in England, 1860-190019
2Harmony and Discord in the Self: Music, Mesmerism and Mental Science59
3Female Power in Sensation Fiction98
4Dissonance and Fugue in The Mystery of Edwin Drood116
5George Eliot: Melody, Evolution and Aesthetics144
6Recapitulation and Natural Selection in The Mill on the Floss184
7Sexual Selection and Music: Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda206
Conclusion: Trilby245
Appendix ASource Readings285
Appendix BGlossary of Musical Terms299
Bibliography301
Index313

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