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Virtuous Victim or Sexual Predator? - a book by Dunn, Abigail

Virtuous Victim or Sexual Predator?

The Representation of the Widow in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century German Fiction

Virtuous Victim or Sexual Predator?( )
Author: Dunn, Abigail
Series title:Women in German Literature Ser.
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Peter Lang
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $68.95
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'Was ist eine Witwe mehr als ... ein aufgewärmtes Essen?' According to politician and statesman Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel (1741-1796), widows were superfluous beings and second-hand goods, but they were also perceived by theologians and moralists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as a threat due to their sexual experience and supposedly ungovernable lust. This book analyses the overwhelmingly negative portrayal of the widow in nineteenth- and early...
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