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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(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
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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).