New Woman Fiction

Women Writing First-Wave Feminism

  • Authors
  • Ann Heilmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ann Heilmann
    Pages 1-14
  3. Ann Heilmann
    Pages 15-42
  4. Ann Heilmann
    Pages 43-76
  5. Ann Heilmann
    Pages 77-116
  6. Ann Heilmann
    Pages 117-154
  7. Ann Heilmann
    Pages 155-193
  8. Ann Heilmann
    Pages 194-195
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 196-221

About this book


The New Woman was the symbol of the shifting categories of gender and sexuality and epitomised the spirit of the fin de siècle . This informative monograph offers an interdisciplinary approach to the growing field of New Woman studies by exploring the relationship between first-wave feminist literature, the nineteenth-century women's movement and female consumer culture. The book expertly places the debate about femininity, feminism and fiction in its cultural and socio-historical context, examining New Woman fiction as a genre whose emerging theoretical discourse prefigured concepts central to second-wave feminist theory.


feminism fiction gender women

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