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This book explores ideas of violent femininity across generic and disciplinary boundaries during the nineteenth century. It aims to highlight how medical, legal and literary narratives shared notions of the volatile nature of women. Mangham traces intersections between notorious legal trials, theories of female insanity, and sensation novels.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230545212
ISBN-10: 0230545211
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 257
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 16-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Andrew Mangham

ANDREW MANGHAM is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Reading, UK. He is the editor of Wilkie Collins: Interdisciplinary Essays (2007).

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