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The Resource The awkward age in women's popular fiction, 1850-1900 : girls and the transition to womanhood, Sarah Bilston

The awkward age in women's popular fiction, 1850-1900 : girls and the transition to womanhood, Sarah Bilston

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The awkward age in women's popular fiction, 1850-1900 : girls and the transition to womanhood
Title
The awkward age in women's popular fiction, 1850-1900
Title remainder
girls and the transition to womanhood
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Bilston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "'The awkward age' formed a fault-line in Victorian female experience, an unusual phase in which restlessness, self-interest, and rebellion were comparatively permissible. Tracing evolving treatments of female adolescence through a host of long-forgotten women's fictions, Sarah Bilston investigates how writers thought about female adolescence before 'adolescence' was a term of currency. She discusses why women authors so often centred on adolescent heroines, and shows how representations of the turbulent, disaffected girl in popular women's literature during the second half of the nineteenth century importantly anticipated depictions of the feminist in fin-de-siecle New Woman writing
  • Conservative portrayals of girls' hopes, dreams, and subsequent frustrations helped clear a literary and cultural space for the New Woman's 'awakening' to disaffected consciousness. This book both historicizes the evolution and mythic appeal of the female adolescent and alerts us to suggestive exchanges between apparently diverse female literary traditions."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
EQO
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Bilston, Sarah
Dewey number
823/.809354
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.G57
LC item number
B55 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford English monographs
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  • English fiction
  • Women and literature
  • Popular literature
  • English fiction
  • Maturation (Psychology) in literature
  • Teenage girls in literature
Label
The awkward age in women's popular fiction, 1850-1900 : girls and the transition to womanhood, Sarah Bilston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-241) 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
Launched into the ocean of life: navigating the transition to womanhood in 1850s fiction -- The transitional stage theatrical girlhood in 1870s fiction -- Coming out: passages to womanhood in British and Anglo-Indian fiction, 1880-1894 -- On the threshhold : female adolescent experience in the fiction of the fin de siècle -- A scant but quite ponderable germ: girls growth in Henry James' The awkward age
Control code
56379020
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780199272617
Lccn
2004541492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The awkward age in women's popular fiction, 1850-1900 : girls and the transition to womanhood, Sarah Bilston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-241) 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
Launched into the ocean of life: navigating the transition to womanhood in 1850s fiction -- The transitional stage theatrical girlhood in 1870s fiction -- Coming out: passages to womanhood in British and Anglo-Indian fiction, 1880-1894 -- On the threshhold : female adolescent experience in the fiction of the fin de siècle -- A scant but quite ponderable germ: girls growth in Henry James' The awkward age
Control code
56379020
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780199272617
Lccn
2004541492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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