Reading Daughters' Fictions 1709-1834: Novels and Society from Manley to Edgeworth

Reading Daughters' Fictions 1709-1834: Novels and Society from Manley to Edgeworth

by Caroline Gonda

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Reading Daughters' Fictions 1709-1834: Novels and Society from Manley to Edgeworth by Caroline Gonda

Eighteenth-century diatribes against novels claimed that reading fiction produced rebellious daughters, fallen women and female nervous wrecks. In Reading Daughters' Fictions, Caroline Gonda draws on a wide range of novels and nonliterary materials of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century in order to examine changing representations of the father-daughter bond. She argues that domestic novels of family life and courtship, far from corrupting female readers, helped to maintain familial and social order.

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ISBN-13: 9780521553957
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2014
Series: Cambridge Studies in Romanticism Series , #19
Pages: 309
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

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