New Woman Fiction : Women Writing First-Wave Feminism, Hardback Book

New Woman Fiction : Women Writing First-Wave Feminism Hardback


The New Woman was the symbol of the shifting categories of gender and sexuality and epitomised the spirit of the fin de siecle .

This informative monograph offers an interdisciplinary approach to the growing field of New Woman studies by exploring the relationship between first-wave feminist literature, the nineteenth-century women's movement and female consumer culture.

The book expertly places the debate about femininity, feminism and fiction in its cultural and socio-historical context, examining New Woman fiction as a genre whose emerging theoretical discourse prefigured concepts central to second-wave feminist theory.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 221 pages, XVIII, 221 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave USA
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  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780312236274

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