The New Woman in Fiction and Fact : Fin-de-Siecle Feminisms, Paperback / softback Book

The New Woman in Fiction and Fact : Fin-de-Siecle Feminisms Paperback / softback

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: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 258 pages, XVI, 258 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
  • ISBN: 9780333990452



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