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The Resource Femininity, crime and self-defence in Victorian literature and society : from dagger-fans to suffragettes, Emelyne Godfrey

Femininity, crime and self-defence in Victorian literature and society : from dagger-fans to suffragettes, Emelyne Godfrey

Label
Femininity, crime and self-defence in Victorian literature and society : from dagger-fans to suffragettes
Title
Femininity, crime and self-defence in Victorian literature and society
Title remainder
from dagger-fans to suffragettes
Statement of responsibility
Emelyne Godfrey
Title variation
Femininity, crime and self-defense in Victorian literature and society
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This exploration into the development of women's self-defence from 1850 to 1914 features major writers, including H.G. Wells, Elizabeth Robins and Richard Marsh, and encompasses an unusually wide-ranging number of subjects from hatpin crimes to the development of martial arts for women
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Godfrey, Emelyne
Dewey number
820.93522
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.W6
LC item number
G63 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Crime files series
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  • English literature
  • English fiction
  • Femininity in literature
  • Self-defense for women
  • Women in literature
  • Crime in literature
Label
Femininity, crime and self-defence in Victorian literature and society : from dagger-fans to suffragettes, Emelyne Godfrey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Hot house flowers -- Safety in a 'dangerous novel' -- Introducing the texts -- pt. 1. 'A door open, a door shut.' On the street: 'No males at men to stare'? ; The lady is a tramp -- Danger en route: 'The adventure of the solitary cyclist' ; Panic on the line -- Behind closed doors in Mona Caird's The wing of Azrael (1889): Perils of the 'Marriage Market' ; 'Reading nature's plainest danger-signals' -- Perfect gentleman? -- Murder -- pt. 2. Fighting for emancipation. Elizabeth Robins's The convert: Looking after herself ; War with Mr. Wells ; Kicking the suffrage football ; Hatpins and dog-whips -- The last heroine left? Exercising freedom ; Lightning throws and waltzes with Watts ; Potatoes, policemen and Mrs. Garrud -- pt. 3. The pre-ware female gaze. Elizabeth Robins and the 'white slave trade' panic: Following threads ; Shutting in ; 'Houses of Hell' ; The girl with the lamp -- Read my lips: Richard Marsh's world of crime ; The plate-glass partition ; Cutting hair ; Handbags at dawn ; The missing jewel case ; The Ripper and his Shadow ; Trapped ; Death by chocolate -- Conclusion
Control code
792880346
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 192 pages
Isbn
9780230300316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)792880346
Label
Femininity, crime and self-defence in Victorian literature and society : from dagger-fans to suffragettes, Emelyne Godfrey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Hot house flowers -- Safety in a 'dangerous novel' -- Introducing the texts -- pt. 1. 'A door open, a door shut.' On the street: 'No males at men to stare'? ; The lady is a tramp -- Danger en route: 'The adventure of the solitary cyclist' ; Panic on the line -- Behind closed doors in Mona Caird's The wing of Azrael (1889): Perils of the 'Marriage Market' ; 'Reading nature's plainest danger-signals' -- Perfect gentleman? -- Murder -- pt. 2. Fighting for emancipation. Elizabeth Robins's The convert: Looking after herself ; War with Mr. Wells ; Kicking the suffrage football ; Hatpins and dog-whips -- The last heroine left? Exercising freedom ; Lightning throws and waltzes with Watts ; Potatoes, policemen and Mrs. Garrud -- pt. 3. The pre-ware female gaze. Elizabeth Robins and the 'white slave trade' panic: Following threads ; Shutting in ; 'Houses of Hell' ; The girl with the lamp -- Read my lips: Richard Marsh's world of crime ; The plate-glass partition ; Cutting hair ; Handbags at dawn ; The missing jewel case ; The Ripper and his Shadow ; Trapped ; Death by chocolate -- Conclusion
Control code
792880346
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 192 pages
Isbn
9780230300316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)792880346

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