1300 36 33 32

The women's sensation novel of the 1860s and the New Woman fiction of the 1890s were two major examples of a perceived feminine invasion of fiction which caused a critical furore in their day. Both genres, with their shocking, 'fast' heroines, fired the popular imagination by putting female sexuality on the literary agenda and undermining the 'proper feminine' ideal to which nineteenth-century women and fictional heroines were supposed to aspire. By exploring in impressive depth and breadth the material and discursive conditions in which these novels were produced, The 'Improper' Feminine draws attention to key gendered interrelationships within the literary and wider cultures of the mid-Victorian and fin-de-diecle periods.

Buy Improper Feminine book by Lyn Pykett from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415049283
ISBN-10: 0415049288
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Sep-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Improper Feminine book by Lyn Pykett and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

Books By Author Lyn Pykett

'Improper' Feminine by Lyn Pykett

The 'Improper' Feminine

Paperback, October 2013
Lady Audley's Secret by Lyn Pykett

Lady Audley's Secret

Paperback, January 2012
Wilkie Collins (Authors in Context) by Lyn Pykett

Wilkie Collins (Authors in Context)

Paperback, January 2009
Doctor's Wife by Lyn Pykett

The Doctor's Wife

Paperback, July 2008