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Edging Women Out: Victorian Novelists, Publishers and Social Change

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Edging Women Out: Victorian Novelists, Publishers and Social Change - Tuchman, Gaye

Before about 1840, there was little prestige attached to the writing of novels, and most English novelists were women. By the turn of the twentieth century, "men of letters" acclaimed novels as a form of great literature, and most critically successful novelists were men. In the book, sociologist Gaye Tuchman examines how men succeeded in ...