The Victorian Novel and Masculinity

The Victorian Novel and Masculinity by Phillip Mallett

By: Phillip Mallett

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ISBN
9780230272323
Date Released
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Hardcover
Pages
217
Dimensions
147 x 223 x 20mm

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"'The old ideal of Manhood has grown obsolete,' wrote Thomas Carlyle in 1831, 'and the new is still invisible to us.' The essays in this volume explore the way Victorian novelists tried to answer the question of what it meant to 'be a man': how manhood was learned, sustained, broken, or restored, and how the idea of the manly was shaped by class, schooling, region and religion, and by scientific and medical debate. Topics covered include the playful subversion of gender roles in the early writings of Charlotte Brontèe; changing patterns of working class masculinity in London and Manchester; Dickens and the nurturing male; boyhood and girlhood in Eliot's The Mill on the Floss; the challenge to patriarchy in sensation fiction; manhood, imperialism and the adventure novel; masculinity and aestheticism; Hardy's reluctant, failed, or damaged men; and Conrad's studies of men isolated or divided against themselves"--
ISBN:
9780230272323
Publication Date:
16 / 01 / 2015
Pages:
217
Dimensions:
147 x 223 x 20mm

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