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Gothic feminism the professionalization of gender from Charlotte Smith to the Brontës by Diane Long Hoeveler

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Published by Liverpool University Press in Liverpool .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Horror tales, English -- History and criticism.,
  • Feminism and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Feminism and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.,
  • English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.,
  • Gothic revival (Literature) -- Great Britain.,
  • Gender identity in literature.,
  • Femininity in literature.,
  • Sex role in literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDiane Long Hoeveler.
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 250p. ;
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18386192M
ISBN 100853239932

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