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Women, Power and Subversion (Routledge Revivals)

Social Strategies in British Fiction, 1778-1860

Women, Power and Subversion (Routledge Revivals)( )
Author: Lowder Newton, Judith
Series title:Routledge Revivals Ser.
Publication Date:Aug 2012
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $176.99
Book Description:

First published in 1981, this book explores the reactions of some female writers to the social effects of industrial capitalism between 1778 and 1860. The period set in motion a crisis over the status of middle-class women that culminated in the constructed idea of "women's proper sphere". This concept disguised inequities between men and women, first by asserting the reality of female power, and then by restricting it to self-sacrificing influence.

In this book, Judith...
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