Mary Cholmondeley Reconsidered.
Contributor(s): Schatz, SueAnn.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Gender and Genre: Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2015Description: 1 online resource (231 p.).ISBN: 9781851966561.Subject(s): Cholmondeley, Mary, -- 1859-1925 -- Criticism and interpretation | Electronic books. -- local | Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature | Sex role in literature | Social change in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mary Cholmondeley ReconsideredDDC classification: 809 LOC classification: PR6005.H56 -- Z6855 2010ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Acknowledgements -- List of Contributors -- List of Figures -- Introduction -- 1. 'Social Suicide - Yes' -- 2. How to be a Feminist without Saying So -- 3. 'The Bad Women are Better than the Good Ones ' -- 4. Writing Women -- 5. Cholmondeley's Fables of Identity -- 6. Negotiating the Terms of Celebrity Culture -- 7. 'I Know that to be Untrue ' -- 8. Revising the Gothic -- 9. Guiding Spirit -- 10. Naturalized Imperialism in The Danvers Jewels -- 11. 'Moth and Rust ' -- 12. Dreams of Futurity in 'Votes for Men' and 'The Dark Cottage ' -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index
Mary Cholmondeley was one of the best-selling 'New Woman' writers of the late nineteenth century, yet her perceived reluctance to engage directly with political and feminist issues has meant that she has also been one of the most overlooked. This important new collection of essays challenges that critical misconception, revisiting her work and examining the ways in which her writing subtly explored the principles of social change. Cholmondeley's novels voiced the ideas of a new feminist agenda, developing the concept of the 'New Man' alongside that of the 'New Woman' and deeply questioning the
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