The Resource Subversive heroines : feminist resolutions of social crisis in the condition-of-England novel, Constance D. Harsh

Subversive heroines : feminist resolutions of social crisis in the condition-of-England novel, Constance D. Harsh

Label
Subversive heroines : feminist resolutions of social crisis in the condition-of-England novel
Title
Subversive heroines
Title remainder
feminist resolutions of social crisis in the condition-of-England novel
Statement of responsibility
Constance D. Harsh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Subversive Heroines offers fresh insights into the Condition-of-England novels of the 1840s and 1850s that described the social problems caused by rapid industrialization. Working-class political agitation during this period caused many to fear that revolution was imminent. The novels offered an imaginative response to what was perceived as a pressing situation and in their conclusions provided suggestions for the resolution of class tensions. A striking feature of the novels is the leading role women characters play in providing the solution to social problems. Their inventions contain a utopian dream of a woman-led society without classes and competition
  • Constance Harsh's book looks at seven such novels: Charles Dickens's Hard Times, Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South and Mary Barton, Benjamin Disraeli's Sybil, Charles Kingsley's Alton Locke, Frances Trollope's Michael Armstrong, and Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna's Helen Fleetwood. By carefully examining each narrative, she explores the means by which female characters gain public power and the millenarian implications of their activities. She also demonstrates that not all socially conscious fiction at this time exhibited a similar optimism about the potential power of women
  • Subversive Heroines departs from much recent work on the industrial novel in two important ways: it maintains its focus on the novels rather than on the nonfictional condition-of-England debate, and it emphasizes the consistency of the genre's approach to the contemporary crisis of class relations. Harsh's examination reveals a covert feminism in Victorian culture and illuminates fundamental gender struggles of the time
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harsh, Constance D.
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.F45
LC item number
H37 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Feminism and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Women and literature
  • Feminist fiction, English
  • Social problems in literature
  • Social norms in literature
  • Dissenters in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Dissenters in literature
  • English fiction
  • Feminism and literature
  • Feminist fiction, English
  • Literature
  • Literature and society
  • Social norms in literature
  • Social problems in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women in literature
  • Roman
  • Frau
  • Gesellschaft
  • Krise
  • Geschichte 1840-1860
  • Frau (Motiv)
  • Englisch
  • Feminismus
  • Frau (Motiv)
  • Frau
  • Gesellschaft
  • Krise
  • Roman
  • Sozialer Roman
  • England
  • England
  • Englisch
Label
Subversive heroines : feminist resolutions of social crisis in the condition-of-England novel, Constance D. Harsh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-199) 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
Ch. 1. "If she gave way, who was to act?": Feminocentrism and the Road to Female Empowerment -- Ch. 2. Victimized Women: "My pain was needed for the fulfilment" -- Ch. 3. Active Measures and the Future Dream: The Solutions Women Offer -- Ch. 4. The Tamed Captives of Shirley -- Ch. 5. "Of course, I don't give any orders": The Retreat to Passivity and the End of Female Empowerment
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9780472105663
Lccn
94031064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)31012019
Label
Subversive heroines : feminist resolutions of social crisis in the condition-of-England novel, Constance D. Harsh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-199) 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
Ch. 1. "If she gave way, who was to act?": Feminocentrism and the Road to Female Empowerment -- Ch. 2. Victimized Women: "My pain was needed for the fulfilment" -- Ch. 3. Active Measures and the Future Dream: The Solutions Women Offer -- Ch. 4. The Tamed Captives of Shirley -- Ch. 5. "Of course, I don't give any orders": The Retreat to Passivity and the End of Female Empowerment
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9780472105663
Lccn
94031064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)31012019

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