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Published: 10 January 2019

352 Pages


ISBN: 9780190887414

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Romance's Rival

Familiar Marriage in Victorian Fiction

Talia Schaffer

  • Upends traditional readings of the marriage plot in Victorian fiction, rewriting the history of the novel so as to prioritize female agency
  • Explores the development of female subjectivity from the seventeenth through the twentieth century
  • Covers both canonical authors like Austen, Eliot, and Trollope, alongside neglected writers like Charlotte Yonge and Margaret Oliphant