The Fabrication of the Late Victorian Femme Fatale: The Kiss of Death

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'This is an impressively intelligent work of investigation, which makes good use of late Victorian imperial history and criminology' - Chris Baldick, TLS This book examines the rise of the femme fatale as a prominant fictional type in late 19th-century British culture. As a stereotype she has been 'fabricated', that is to say constructed as a 'figure in the carpet' of the fin-de-siecle. The book argues that Rider Haggard's She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed, Bram Stoker's female vampires and Conrad's destructive Malayan or African ...

The Fabrication of the Late Victorian Femme Fatale: The Kiss of Death 1992, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

ISBN-13: 9780333556122

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The Fabrication of the Late Victorian Femme Fatale: The Kiss of Death 1992, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

ISBN-13: 9780333669600

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