© 1996

Eve’s Renegades

Victorian Anti-Feminist Women Novelists


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Valerie Sanders
    Pages 1-9
  3. Valerie Sanders
    Pages 10-35
  4. Valerie Sanders
    Pages 36-54
  5. Valerie Sanders
    Pages 55-90
  6. Valerie Sanders
    Pages 91-125
  7. Valerie Sanders
    Pages 126-159
  8. Valerie Sanders
    Pages 160-198
  9. Valerie Sanders
    Pages 199-205
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 206-249

About this book


This study focuses on the work of four Victorian anti-feminist women writers - Eliza Lynn Linton, Charlotte M. Yonge, Mrs Humphry Ward, and Margaret Oliphant - examining their self-contradictory responses to the debate about women's role in family life and society. Individual chapters review women's anti-feminism from 1792-1850, and fresh readings of their best-known novels emphasize the inconsistencies of their masculine and feminine ideals.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BuckinghamUK

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