Reviewing Sex

Gender and the Reception of Victorian Novels

  • Nicola Diane Thompson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Nicola Diane Thompson
    Pages 1-7
  3. Nicola Diane Thompson
    Pages 8-24
  4. Nicola Diane Thompson
    Pages 108-119
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 120-164

About this book


Reviewing Sex: Gender and the Reception of Victorian Novels looks at the influence of Victorian definitions of gender on the cultural processes of reading and canon formation in nineteenth-century England, examining the reception of several mid-century works in over 100 Victorian book reviews. This study investigates four canonical and popular novelists (Emily Bronte, Anthony Trollope, Charles Reade, Charlotte Yonge), all of whom caused high cultural commotions by epitomizing or subverting contemporary definitions of 'masculine' or 'feminine' writing.


Anthony Trollope Bronte gender novel Victorian era

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicola Diane Thompson
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  1. 1.Kingston UniversityUK

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