For Better, For Worse: Marriage in Victorian Novels by Women

For Better, For Worse: Marriage in Victorian Novels by Women

by Carolyn Lambert, Marion Shaw

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351855365
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/29/2017
Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 218
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Carolyn Lambert is an independent scholar and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Brighton, UK.

Marion Shaw is Emeritus Professor of English at Loughborough University, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Lottery of Marriage

Carolyn Lambert

2. Frances Trollope and the Picaresque Marriage

Carolyn Lambert

3. Imperfect and Alternative Marraiges in Charlotte Yonge’s Heartsease and The Clever Woman of the Family

Emily Morris

4. ‘Give me Sylvia, or else, I die’: Obsession and Revulsion in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Sylvia’s Lovers

Marion Shaw

5. The Spectacle of ‘Crowded’ Marriage in Ellen Woods’s East Lynne

Frances Twinn

6. ‘Could my hero tell lies?’: Romance and the Marriage Plot in Rhoda Broughton’s Cometh Up as a Flower

Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton

7. Mystical Nationalism and the Rotten Heart of Empire: The Tangled Trope of Marriage in Daniel Deronda

Meredith Miller

8. Margaret Oliphant on Marriage and its Discontents

Joanne Shattock

9. Mrs Henry Wood’s Model Men: How to Mismanage Your Marriage in Court Netherleigh

Tamara S. Wagner

10. ‘The laws themselves must be wicked and imperfect’: The Struggle for Divorce in Mary Eliza Haweis’s A Flame of Fire

Laura Allen

11. ‘[T]he chains that gall them’ – Marital Violence in the Novels of Florence Marryat

Catherine Pope

12. Marriage in Matriarchy: Matrimony in Women’s Utopian Fiction 1888-1909

Rebecca Styler

13. Marriage in Women’s Short Fiction

Victoria Margree

14. Marriage, the March of Time and Middlemarch

Marlene Tromp

Appendix A: Marriage 1800-1900: Timeline of Key Dates and Texts

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