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Their fathers' daughters : Hannah More, Maria Edgeworth, and patriarchal complicity / Elizabeth Kowaleski-Wallace.

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Subject: English fiction > 18th century > History and criticism.
Women and literature > Great Britain > History.
English fiction > Women authors > History and criticism.
English fiction > 19th century > History and criticism.
Fathers and daughters in literature.
Patriarchy in literature.
Roman anglais > 18e siècle > Histoire et critique.
Femmes et littérature > Grande-Bretagne > Histoire.
Roman anglais > 19e siècle > Histoire et critique.
Patriarcat dans la littérature.
Pères et filles dans la littérature.
Écrits de femmes anglais > Histoire et critique.
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  • ISBN: 1423734742
  • ISBN: 9781423734741
  • ISBN: 9780195345025
  • ISBN: 0195345029
  • ISBN: 1602566127
  • ISBN: 9781602566125
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 235 pages)
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-229) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 1 Their Fathers' Daughters: An Introduction; 2 Milton's Bogey Reconsidered; 3 Hannah and Her Sister: Women and Evangelicalism; An Introduction to Maria Edgeworth; 4 Home Economics: Domestic Ideology in Belinda; 5 Good Housekeeping: The Politics of Anglo-Irish Ascendancy; 6 Monstrous Daughters: The Problem of Maternal Inheritance; 7 Coda: Charlotte Bronte and Milton's Cook; NOTES; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; W; Y.
Summary: Current feminist theory has developed powerful explanations for some women writers' rebellion against patriarchy. But other women writers did not rebel; rather, they supported and celebrated patriarchy. Examining the lives and selected works of two late eighteenth-century writers, Hannah More and Maria Edgeworth, this book explores what it means for a woman writer to identify with her father and the patriarchal tradition he represents. Kowaleski-Wallace exposes the psychological, social, and historical factors that motivated such an identification, and reveals the consequences that result from.
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