sensitive to the enormous shifts in taste and publication practices of the second half of the nineteenth century, and a fierce protector of her independent vision. This collection offers a radically new view of Ouida, helping us thereby to rethink our perceptions of popular women writers in general, theatrical adaptation of their fiction, and their engagements with imperialism, nationalism and cosmopolitanism. The volume's usefulness to scholars is enhanced by new bibliographies of Ouida's fiction and journalism as well as of British stage adaptations of her work.
About the Author
Jane Jordan is Senior Lecturer in English at Kingston University, UK, and Andrew King is Professor of English Literature and Literary Studies at the University of Greenwich, UK.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction, Andrew King; Part I Rereading Ouida: Ouida 1839-1908: quantities, aesthetics, politics, Andrew King; Ouida and the canon: recovery, reconsideration, and revisioning the popular, Pamela K. Gilbert; 'Between men': romantic friendship in Ouida's early novels, Jane Jordan. Part II Rewriting Ouida: â€˜A hack as harmful as he is brainless and one, moreover, who stabs where he steals'. Ouida, the Victorian adaptor and moths, Hayley Jayne Bradley; Ouida, Vernon Lee and the aesthetic novel, Sondeep Kandola; Defending female genius: the unlikely cultural alignment of Marie Corelli and Ouida, Nickianne Moody. Part III Ouida and Politics: Ouida and the Russians: aristocratic Francophilia to Tolstoyism, Diana Maltz; Opinionated Ouida, Lyn Pyckett; Politicizing the aesthetic: Ouida's transnational critique of modernity, Richard Ambrosini; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.