Women and Sexual Love in the British Novel, 1740–1880

A ‘Craving Vacancy’

  • Susan Ostrov Weisser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Susan Ostrov Weisser
    Pages 1-14
  3. Susan Ostrov Weisser
    Pages 73-91
  4. Susan Ostrov Weisser
    Pages 92-113
  5. Susan Ostrov Weisser
    Pages 114-149
  6. Susan Ostrov Weisser
    Pages 151-159
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 160-190

About this book


This text explores the ways in which four British novelists used and transformed the theme of women's relation to sexual love in the 18th and 19th centuries. It analyzes the moment in cultural history when gender roles, sexuality and literature met to become a new ideology.


British novel Bronte Charlotte Bronte English literature George Eliot novel Romanticism

Authors and affiliations

  • Susan Ostrov Weisser
    • 1
  1. 1.Adelphi UniversityUSA

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