The Resource Seductive forms : women's amatory fiction from 1684-1740, Ros Ballaster

Seductive forms : women's amatory fiction from 1684-1740, Ros Ballaster

Label
Seductive forms : women's amatory fiction from 1684-1740
Title
Seductive forms
Title remainder
women's amatory fiction from 1684-1740
Statement of responsibility
Ros Ballaster
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Historicist and feminist accounts of the 'rise of the novel' have neglected the phenomenon of the professional woman writer in England prior to the advent of the sentimental novel in the 1740s. Seductive Forms explores the means by which the three leading Tory women novelists of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries challenged and reworked both contemporary gender ideologies and generic convention. The seduction plot provided Aphra Behn, Delarivier Manley, and Eliza Haywood with a vehicle for dramatising their own appropriation of the 'masculine' power of fiction-making. Seduction is employed in these fictions as a metaphor for both novelistic production (the seduction of the reader by the writer) and party political machination (the seduction of the public by the politician). This challenging and lively book also explores the debts early prose fiction owes to French seventeenth-century models of fiction-writing and argues that Behn, Manley, and Haywood succeed in producing a distinctively 'English' and female 'form' for the amatory novel
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ballaster, Rosalind
Index
index present
LC call number
PR858.W6
LC item number
B34 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Behn, Aphra
  • Manley
  • Haywood, Eliza Fowler
  • Behn, Aphra
  • Manley
  • Haywood, Eliza
  • Behn, Aphra
  • Haywood, Eliza Fowler
  • Manley
  • Behn, Aphra
  • Manley, Mary de la Riviere
  • Haywood, Eliza
  • English fiction
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Erotic stories, English
  • Fiction
  • Literary form
  • Literary form
  • Seduction in literature
  • Criticism and interpretation
  • English fiction
  • Erotic stories, English
  • Fiction
  • Literary form
  • Seduction in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Liefdesromans
  • Vrouwelijke auteurs
  • Séduction
  • Roman anglais
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Littérature française
  • Femmes écrivains anglaises
  • Great Britain
Label
Seductive forms : women's amatory fiction from 1684-1740, Ros Ballaster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of the novel: gender and genre in theories of prose fiction -- Observing the forms: amatory fiction and the constitution of a female reader -- "A devil on't, the woman damns the poet": Aphra Behn's fictions of feminine identity -- "A genius for love": sex as politics in Delarivier Manley's scandal fiction -- "Preparatives to love": fiction as seduction in Eliza Haywood's amatory prose -- Conclusion: The decline of amatory fiction: re(de)fining the female form
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780198112440
Lccn
91043583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24906939
  • (OCoLC)ocm24906939
Label
Seductive forms : women's amatory fiction from 1684-1740, Ros Ballaster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of the novel: gender and genre in theories of prose fiction -- Observing the forms: amatory fiction and the constitution of a female reader -- "A devil on't, the woman damns the poet": Aphra Behn's fictions of feminine identity -- "A genius for love": sex as politics in Delarivier Manley's scandal fiction -- "Preparatives to love": fiction as seduction in Eliza Haywood's amatory prose -- Conclusion: The decline of amatory fiction: re(de)fining the female form
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780198112440
Lccn
91043583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24906939
  • (OCoLC)ocm24906939

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