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Author Armstrong, Nancy, 1938-

Title Desire and domestic fiction : a political history of the novel / Nancy Armstrong.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.

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 Moore Stacks  PR830.D65 A7 1987    Available  ---
Description x, 300 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-289) and index.
Contents Introduction: The Politics of Domesticating Culture, Then and Now -- The Rise of Female Authority in the Novel -- The Logic of the Social Contract -- The Logic of the Sexual Contract -- The Sexual Contract as Narrative Paradigm -- The Sexual Contract as Narrative Process -- The Rise of the Domestic Woman -- The Book of Class Sexuality -- A Country House That is Not a Country House -- Labor That is Not Labor -- Economy That is Not Money -- The Power of Feminization -- The Rise of the Novel -- The Battle of the Books -- Strategies of Self-Production: Pamela -- The Self Contained: Emma -- History in the House of Culture -- The Rhetoric of Violence: 1819 -- The Rhetoric of Disorder: 1832 -- The Politics of Domestic Fiction: 1848 -- Figures of Desire: The Brontes -- Seduction and the Scene of Reading -- The Woman's Museum: Jane Eyre -- Modern Men: Shirley and the Fuegians -- Modern Women: Dora and Mrs. Brown.
Subject Domestic fiction, English -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Feminist fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Psychological fiction -- History and criticism.
Feminism and literature -- Great Britain.
Literature and society -- Great Britain.
Women and literature -- Great Britain.
Femininity in literature.
Sex role in literature.
Desire in literature.
Women in literature.
Home in literature.
Indexed Term English fiction Special subjects Women
ISBN 0195041798 (alk. paper)
9780195041798 (alk. paper)
0195061608 (pbk)
9780195061604 (pbk)