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The Brother-Sister Culture in Nineteenth-Century Literature : From Austen to Woolf - Professor Valerie R. Sanders

The Brother-Sister Culture in Nineteenth-Century Literature

From Austen to Woolf

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Published: 17th December 2001
For Ages: 9+ years old
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This book argues that brother-sister relationships--idealized by the Romantics and intensified in 19th-century English domestic culture--is a neglected key to understanding Victorian gender relations. Attracted by the apparent purity of the sibling bond, novelists and poets also acknowledged its innate ambivalence and instability, through conflicting patterns of sublimated devotion, revenge fantasy, and corrosive obsession. The final chapter shows how the brother-sister bond was permanently changed by the experience of the First World War.

Introduction
The Brother-Sister Culture
Brother/Sister Collaborative Groups
"One of the Highest Forms of Friendship": Brother-Sister Relationships in Women's Autobiography
The Brother as Lover
The Family Revenge Novel--"Changing Places": Siblings and Cross-Gendering
"Most Unwillingly Alive": Brother and Sisters in the First World War
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ISBN: 9780333749302
ISBN-10: 0333749308
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 9+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 223
Published: 17th December 2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1