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dc.contributor.authorDarwood, Nicola
dc.contributor.authorOwens, W.R.
dc.contributor.authorWeedon, Alexis
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-24T11:53:10Z
dc.date.available2020-11-24T11:53:10Z
dc.date.issued2020-08-01
dc.identifier.citationDarwood D, Owens WR, Weedon A (2020) 'Introduction to Fiction and 'The Woman Question' from 1850 to 1930', in Darwood D, Owens WR, Weedon A (ed(s).). Fiction and 'The Woman Question' from 1850 to 1930, edn, London: Cambridge Scholar pp.xix-xxv.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781527550414
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/624661
dc.description.abstractThe various aspects of ‘the Woman Question’ in the later nineteenth century, and into the twentieth century—education, suffrage, financial and emotional independence, marriage and motherhood—are all explored and debated in the chapters making up this collection. In bringing together this collection of essays, we have decided to focus attention not on famous writers or works, but on fiction written by authors who have attracted relatively little critical interest in recent years. Writers discussed include Stella Benson; Marie Corelli; Kate Chopin; Dinah Mulock Craik; Clemence Dane; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; George Gissing; Ouida and William Hale White (who wrote under the pseudonym ‘Mark Rutherford’). While no longer be as well-known as when they were publishing their novels, many of them were extremely popular with the reading public of their time, and some were compared by critics to writers who are now more often in the forefront of Victorian studies. In providing critical accounts of some key works by these writers, we hope that this collection of essays significantly extends our understanding of how fiction can be used to represent female characters who, in varying degrees and with mixed success, sought to defy the social, sexual and political constraints placed upon them. The short stories, novellas and novels considered in this volume demonstrate how fiction contributed in striking and memorable ways to debates over ‘the Woman Question’ and gender equality—debates that continue to have relevance in the twenty-first century.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCambridge Scholaren_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.cambridgescholars.com/products/978-1-5275-5041-4en_US
dc.subjectVictorianen_US
dc.subjectsuffragette literatureen_US
dc.subjectEdwardianen_US
dc.subjectinterwaren_US
dc.subjectnovelen_US
dc.subjectshort storyen_US
dc.subjectfeminismen_US
dc.titleIntroduction to Fiction and 'The Woman Question' from 1850 to 1930en_US
dc.title.alternativeFiction and 'The Woman Question' from 1850 to 1930en_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.date.updated2020-11-24T11:51:25Z
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