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
Sigrid Anderson Cordell