The New Man, Masculinity and Marriage in the Victorian Novel: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The New Man, Masculinity and Marriage in the Victorian Novel

1st Edition

By Tara MacDonald

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240 pages

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By tracing the rise of the New Man alongside novelistic changes in the representations of marriage, MacDonald shows how this figure encouraged Victorian writers to reassess masculine behaviour and to re-imagine the marriage plot in light of wider social changes. She finds examples in novels by Dickens, Anne Brontë, George Eliot and George Gissing.

Table of Contents

1. Middle-Class Manliness and the Dickensian Gentleman 2. Healing Masculinity in Mid-century Fiction 3. Doctors, Dandies and New Man in New Woman Fiction 4. The Retreat of the New Man at the Fin de Siecle 5. Sympathy, Suffering and Schreiner's Colonial New Men Conclusion Works Cited

About the Author

Tara MacDonald is Assistant Professor of Literature at the University of Idaho, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT003000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Feminist
LIT004120
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh