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Tainted souls and painted faces : the rhetoric of fallenness in Victorian culture / Amanda Anderson.

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Subject: English literature > 19th century > History and criticism.
Women and literature > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Prostitution > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Moral conditions in literature.
Prostitutes in literature.
Sex role in literature.
Littérature anglaise > 19e siècle > Histoire et critique.
Femmes et littérature > Grande-Bretagne > Histoire > 19e siècle.
Prostitution > Grande-Bretagne > Histoire > 19e siècle.
Conditions morales dans la littérature.
Prostituées dans la littérature.
Rôle selon le sexe dans la littérature.
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Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781501722677
  • ISBN: 1501722670
  • ISBN: 9781501727733
  • ISBN: 1501727737
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 250 pages).
  • Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1993.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-236) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Mid-Victorian conceptions of character, agency, and reform: social science and the "great social evil" -- "The taint the very tale conveyed": self-reading, suspicion, and falleness in Dickens -- Melodrama, morbidity, and unthinking sympathy: Gaskell's Mary Barton and Ruth -- Dramatic monologue in crisis: agency and exchange in G.G. Rossetti's "Jenny" -- Reproduced in finer motions: encouraging the fallen in Barrett Browning's Aurora Leigh -- Afterword: intersubjectivity and the politics of poststructuralism.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Action Note: digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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