The New Woman in Fiction and Fact : Fin-de-Siecle Feminisms Hardback
Edited by A. Richardson, C. Willis
A cultural icon of the fin de siecle , the New Woman was not one figure, but several.
In the guise of a bicycling, cigarette-smoking Amazon, the New Woman romped through the pages of Punch and popular fiction; as a neurasthenic victim of social oppression, she suffered in the pages of New Woman novels such as Sarah Grand's hugely successful The Heavenly Twins .
The New Woman in Fiction and Fact marks a radically new departure in nineteenth-century scholarship to explore the polyvocal nature of the late Victorian debates around gender, motherhood, class, race and imperialism which converged in the name of the New Woman.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 258 pages, XVI, 258 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 20/12/2000
- Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780333776650