Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 April 2013

256 Pages | 9 B/W illustrations

ISBN: 9780748641277

Bookseller Code (06)

Jane Morris

The Burden of History

Wendy Parkins

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture

This book challenges the stereotype of Jane Morris as silent model, reclusive invalid, and unfaithful wife. Drawing on extensive archival research as well as the biographical and literary tradition surrounding William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the book argues that Jane Morris is a figure who complicates current understandings of Victorian female subjectivity because she does not fit neatly into Victorian categories of feminine identity.


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