Vessels of Meaning: Women's Bodies, Gender Norms and Class Bias from Richardson to Lawrence

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Tracing the progression of images of women's bodies through nearly two centuries of literature, Fasick analyzes selected novels from Samuel Richardson to D. H. Lawrence to construct a historical overview of class and gender relations as reflected and refracted in the pages of the English novel. Though recent discussion and women's roles in literature and culture has centered on women's sexuality as the defining factor in the female character, Fasick focuses instead on ways that writers have depicted women as possessing ...

Vessels of Meaning: Women's Bodies, Gender Norms and Class Bias from Richardson to Lawrence 1997, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875802213

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