+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
The Fabrication of the Late-Victorian Femme Fatale : The Kiss of Death - Rebecca Stott

The Fabrication of the Late-Victorian Femme Fatale

The Kiss of Death

Hardcover Published: 20th November 1992
ISBN: 9780333556122
Number Of Pages: 257

Share This Book:

Hardcover

$428.75
or 4 easy payments of $107.19 with Learn more
Ships in 7 to 10 business days

'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 women, even Hardy's Tess, are all caught up in a series of late 19th-century contexts: biological determinism, imperialism, race, theories about female sexuality, degeneration and evolutionary theory.

'This is an impressively intelligent work of investigation, which makes good use of late Victorian imperial history and criminology.' - Chris Baldick, Times Literary Supplement

List of Illustrations - Preface - Acknowledgements - Historical Perspectives - Theoretical Perspectives - Dracula: A Social Purity Crusade - Rider Haggard's Black Widow - The Shadowy Embrace: Conrad - 'Something More to be Said': Hardy's Tess - Afterwords - Endnotes - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333556122
ISBN-10: 0333556127
Series: Women's Studies at York
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 257
Published: 20th November 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1