Images of the Woman Reader in Victorian British and American Fiction
At the same time that reading became a mark of gentility and a means to promote family unity, intellectual pursuits for the nineteenth-century woman were to be gained only in context of traditional domesticity. George Cruikshank’s “My Wife Is a Woman of Mind” (1847) demonstrates this point (fig. 1). Typical of midcentury political cartoons, Cruikshank’s…
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womens studies, victorian, literature, women, 19th century literature, 20th century literature, OGT+ Isbn: 9781616101190
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Literary Criticism, Womens Studies, Literature, Nineteenth Century Literature, Victorian Literature
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