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The Woman Reader 1837–1914

Kate Flint


This book provides an invaluable source of information on nineteenth-century culture and the woman reader. Why was the topic of women and reading so controversial for the Victorians and Edwardians? What was it assumed that women read, and what advice was given about where, when, and how to read? The book examines texts ranging from fiction, painting, and poetry, through medical and psychoanalytic works, advice manuals and periodicals, to autobiographies and contemporary social research, in her detai ... More

Keywords: New Woman fiction, social research, woman readers, feminist theory, Charlotte Bronte, Virginia Woolf

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198121855
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121855.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Flint, author
Linacre College, Oxford