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Suffering mothers in mid-Victorian novels

Natalie McKnight

Suffering mothers in mid-Victorian novels

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Published by Macmillan in Basingstoke .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Mother and child in literature.,
  • Motherhood in literature.,
  • Suffering in literature.,
  • Mothers in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby Natalie J. McKnight.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 162p. ;
    Number of Pages162
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17363497M
    ISBN 100333694309


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In Suffering Mothers in Mid-Victorian Novels, Natalie McKnight analyzes the influence of such cultural pressures on the fictional portrayals of mothers in mid-Victorian novels.

Using a new historical and psychoanalytic approach, McKnight examines the climate created by a society that idolized mothers in theory but in reality positioned them to.

Suffering mothers in mid-Victorian novels. [Natalie McKnight] Introduction to Suffering Mothers - Missing Mothers in Victorian Novels - Making Mother Suffer, and Other Fun in Dickens - Charlotte Bronte: Moving from Mother to Mother - Thackeray's Oxymoronic Mothers - Escaping Mother/Motherhood in George Eliot - Conclusion - Bibliography.

During the Victorian era, women who became mothers faced unprecedented, unrealistic, and even contradictory expectations from mainstream society.

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Natalie McKnight is Professor of Humanities and Associate Dean for Research and Development at the College of General Studies, Boston University.

She has published two books on Victorian fiction with Palgrave/St. Martin's: Idiots, Madmen, and Other Prisoners in Dickens and Suffering Mothers in Mid-Victorian Novels. Dickens and Gender. Suffering Mothers in Mid-Victorian Novels.

Natalie McKnight; Dickens and Women The electronic version of this book has been prepared by Author: Natalie Mcknight. The substitute mothers, although a starting point for Jane’s emotional redemption, do not prove to fulfill what a mother in the Mid-Victorian era would be.

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