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Daughters of the House : Modes of the Gothic in Victorian Fiction - Alison Milbank

Daughters of the House

Modes of the Gothic in Victorian Fiction

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Published: 1st July 1992
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The "angel of the house" is a critical commonplace in studies of the 19th-century woman. Through readings of Victorian gothic and "sensation" fiction, this book interrogates current feminist assumptions about the relation of women to the private sphere, and reveals the unexpectedly radical potential of this association. It is argued that this potential is an intrinsic aspect of the "female" gothic tradition traceable back to Ann Radcliffe. A new typology of "male" and "female" gothic is shown to be relevant to contemporary French feminist debates about sexual difference.

Acknowledgements - Introduction - Breaking and Entering: Wilkie Collins's Sensation Fiction - Hidden and Sought: Wilkie Collins's Gothic Fiction - Housekeepers: Bleak House - Ruination: Little Dorrit - In the Passages of Desire: Great Expectations - Handling the Veil: Charlotte Bronte's Gothic Fiction - The Haunted House: Sheridan Le Fanu - Habitations of Symbols: Uncle Silas - Conclusion: Through the Looking-Glass - Index

ISBN: 9780333566152
ISBN-10: 0333566157
Series: Modes of the Gothic in Victorian Fiction
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 217
Published: 1st July 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2