Breaking the Angelic Image: Woman Power in Victorian Children's Fantasy (BOK)

Edith Lazaros Honig

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Honig's short, pleasantly written book is a consideration of the images of women--as mothers, spinsters, girls, and supernatural women--in 19th-and early 20th-century fantasy novels for children...Honig sees fantasy as a means of freeing women from the Victorian social restraints--at first, imaginatively. Choice This is the first book-length study of nineteenth-century children's fantasy from a feminist viewpoint. Honig focuses on a number of major works that are representative of the best of their era--including such classics as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll; The Golden Key, The Princess and the Goblin, and others by George MacDonald; the works of Mary Louisa Molesworth; Peter and Wendy by James Barrie; The Five Children and Itand The Enchanted Castle by Edith Nesbit. Through a close reading of these fantasies Honig demonstrates that although Victorian women were still being repressed in the home and the marketplace, the female figure in literature played a role that was quite different from the traditional stereotype of the meek, submissive wife and mother.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 1988 Forfatter Edith Lazaros Honig
ISBN 9780313261275
Antall sider 156 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21,6cm x 1,1cm
Vekt 344 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900