In this book, the author challenges the notion that French Realist fiction is peculiarly and intrinsically hostile to female freedom, arguing that it is criticism itself that has marginalized Stendhal's noncompliant heroines and condemned them as self-centred.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Mina, Vanina, and the Logic of the Strange Step 2. Mathilde and the Paradox of Authenticity 3. On Not Taking Lamiel Seriously 4. Conclusion
Maria C. Scott