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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 : Oxford University Press, 1987.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 300 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-289) and index.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Introduction: The Politics of Domesticating Culture, Then and Now -- 1. 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 -- 2. 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 -- 3. The Rise of the Novel -- The Battle of the Books -- Stratagies of Self-Production: Pamela -- The Self Contained: Emma -- 4. 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 -- 5. Seduction and the Scene of Reading -- The Women's Museum: Jane Eyre -- Modern Men: Shirley and the Fuegians -- Modern Women: Dora and Mrs. Brown -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Index -- Last Page.
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Subject Women in literature.
Domestic fiction, English -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Feminism and literature -- Great Britain.
Women and literature -- Great Britain.
Sex role in literature.
Home in literature.
Families in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Armstrong, Nancy, 1938- Desire and domestic fiction. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1987 9780195041798
ISBN 9780195364743 (electronic bk.)
0195364740 (electronic bk.)
0195061608 (Paper)