© 1991

Fictions of the Female Self

Charlotte Brontë, Olive Schreiner, Katherine Mansfield

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ruth Parkin-Gounelas
    Pages 1-30
  3. Ruth Parkin-Gounelas
    Pages 31-52
  4. Ruth Parkin-Gounelas
    Pages 77-97
  5. Ruth Parkin-Gounelas
    Pages 99-119
  6. Ruth Parkin-Gounelas
    Pages 121-141
  7. Ruth Parkin-Gounelas
    Pages 143-160
  8. Ruth Parkin-Gounelas
    Pages 161-164
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 165-203

About this book


Women's novels have traditionally been read as 'subjective'. Through an examination of three generations of women's fiction in the post-Romantic period, this book challenges traditional readings of women's novels and argues that fiction writing for women has often been a matter of self-erasure rather than self-inscription. In particular, it examines the changing strategies, sometimes collusive and sometimes rebellious, which Charlotte Bronte, Olive Schreiner and Katherine Mansfield employed in their tentative project of inscribing female subjectivity into the novel and story form.


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