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The Female Romantics: Nineteenth-century Women Novelists and Byronism / Caroline Franklin

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Swansea University Author: Franklin, Caroline

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Not only did the Romantic movement as a whole unleash the creative energies and larger ambitions of nineteenth-century female novelists, but the public voice of Byron in particular engaged them in international questions of political, racial and sexual freedom. This book examines how gender inflecte...

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Published: New York and London Routledge 2012
Online Access: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415995412/
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa324
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Abstract: Not only did the Romantic movement as a whole unleash the creative energies and larger ambitions of nineteenth-century female novelists, but the public voice of Byron in particular engaged them in international questions of political, racial and sexual freedom. This book examines how gender inflected the representation of nationalism and heroic individualism. It argues that answering, appropriating and rewriting Byron was a major catalyst inspiring fiction concerned with the role of women in society, from the Regency until the publication of John Stuart Mill’s The Subjection of Women in 1869. The story of Byron’s marriage is well known, but this study demonstrates how serial reactivation of the scandal during the nineteenth century impacted on the intertwined history of feminism and women’s fiction.
Item Description: Published in Routledge's Studies in Romanticism series of academic monographs October 2012 though the title page has 2013.
Keywords: women, novelists, Byron, feminism, female, Romanticism, prose
College: College of Arts and Humanities
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