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





ISBN 9781138661240
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
160 Pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

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Sigrid Anderson Cordell