1st Edition

Fictions of Dissent Reclaiming Authority in Transatlantic Women's Writing of the Late Nineteenth Century

By Sigrid Anderson Cordell Copyright 2010
    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    148 Pages
    by Routledge

    Fin-de-siècle fiction by British female aesthetes and American women regionalists stages moments of rebellion when female characters rise up and insist on the right to maintain control of their creations. Cordell asserts that these revolutionary acts constitute a transatlantic conversation about aesthetic practice and creative ownership.

    Introduction: Th e Muse’s Revenge 1 ‘A Beautiful Translation from a Very Imperfect Original’: Mabel Wotton, Aestheticism and the Dilemma of Literary Borrowing 2 Vernon Lee and the Aesthetic Subject 3 Edith Wharton and the Artist as Connoisseur 4 Th e Aesthetics of Ownership in Women’s Stories


    Sigrid Anderson Cordell