Virginia Woolf and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Novel (Suny Series, Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century) by Emily Blair

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Virginia Woolf and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Novel (Suny Series, Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century)
Title:
Virginia Woolf and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Novel (Suny Series, Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century)
Author:
Emily Blair
ISBN:
0791471195
ISBN13:
978-0791471197
Size PDF:
1766 kb
Size epub:
1567 kb
Publisher:
State Univ of New York Pr (July 5, 2007)
Language:
English
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5.0
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In Virginia Woolf and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Novel, Emily Blair explores how nineteenth-century descriptions of femininity saturate both Woolf's fiction and her modernist manifestos. Moving between the Victorian and modernist periods, Blair looks at a range of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century sources, including the literature of conduct and household management, as well as autobiography, essay, poetry, and fiction. She argues for a reevaluation of Woolf's persistent yet vexed fascination with English domesticity and female creativity by juxtaposing the novels of Elizabeth Gaskell and Margaret Oliphant, two popular Victorian novelists, against Woolf's own novels and essays. Blair then traces unacknowledged lines of influence and complex interpretations that Woolf attempted to disavow. While reconsidering Woolf's analysis of women and fiction, Blair simultaneously deepens our appreciation of Woolf's work and advances our understanding of feminine aesthetics.

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