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Author Pykett, Lyn.

Title The "improper" feminine : the women's sensation novel and the new woman writing / Lyn Pykett.

Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 235 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-224) and index.
Contents pt. 1. The 'improper' feminine -- pt. 2. The sentimental and sensational sixties : the limits of the proper feminine -- pt. 3. Breaking the bounds : the improper feminine and the fiction of the new woman.
Summary The first comparative study of the women's sensation novel of the 1860s and the New Woman fiction of the 1890s, two genres which undermined the ideal of the `proper feminine' and dangerously put female sexuality on the literary agenda.
Language English.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Feminism and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Feminist fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Fiction -- Authorship -- Sex differences.
Women's rights in literature.
Sensationalism in literature.
Femininity in literature.
Sex role in literature.
Sex in literature.
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Indexed Term English fiction Special subjects Women
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Pykett, Lyn. "Improper" feminine. London ; New York : Routledge, 1992 (DLC) 91043624
ISBN 0203359208 (electronic bk.)
9780203359204 (electronic bk.)
0415049288 (Cloth)