Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel

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Desire and Domestic Fiction argues that far from being removed from historical events, novels by writers from Richardson to Woolf were themselves agents of the rise of the middle class. Drawing on texts that range from 18th-century female conduct books and contract theory to modern psychoanalytic case histories and theories of reading, Armstrong shows that the emergence of a particular form of female subjectivity capable of reigning over the household paved the way for the establishment of institutions which today are ...

Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel 1990, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195061604

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Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel 1987, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195041798

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