The Fallen Woman in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Fallen Woman in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel

1st Edition

By George Watt


238 pages

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A sympathetic view of the fallen women in Victorian England begins in the novel. First published in 1984, this book shows that the fallen woman in the nineteenth-century novel is, amongst other things, a direct response to the new society. Through the examination of Dickens, Gaskell, Collins, Moore, Trollope, Gissing and Hardy, it demonstrates that the fallen woman is the first in a long line of sympathetic creations which clash with many prevailing social attitudes, and especially with the supposedly accepted dichotomy of the ‘two women’.

This book will be of interest to students of nineteenth-century literature and women in literature.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Nancy 2. Ruth 3. Carry Brattle and Kate O’Hara 4. Mercy 5. Ida Starr 6. Tess 7. Esther Waters; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

This set of 42 volumes, originally published between 1965 and 2009, are authored by renowned international scholars in the field of nineteenth century literature. They explore a variety of authors such as Dickens, Hardy, Brontë, Austen, Gaskell, Zola, Meredith, Eliot, Gissing, Hawthorne, James and Wharton. The titles also examine a wide range of themes including gender, class, religion, politics, philosophy and music.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century
LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Women