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In science's shadow : literary constructions of late Victorian women / Patricia Murphy.

Author/creator Murphy, Patricia, 1951-
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoColumbia : University of Missouri Press,
Descriptionix, 239 p. ; 24 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Contents Introduction : the gendered context of Victorian science -- Fated marginalization : women and science in the poetry of Constance Naden -- A problematic boundary : masculinizing science in Thomas Hardy's Two on a tower -- Dangerous behavior : a woman's menacing avocation in Wilkie Collins's Heart and science -- "Escaping" gender : the neutral voice in Marianne North's Recollections of a happy life -- Evolutionary mediation : the female physician in Charles Reade's A woman-hater.
Abstract "Through close analysis of noncanonical Victorian-era literature by Thomas Hardy, Wilkie Collins, Charles Reade, Constance Naden, and Marianne North, Murphy reveals how women were often marginalized, constricted, and defined as intellectually inferior as a result of the interplay of sociohistorical trends driven by scientific curiosity and the 'Woman Question'"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 221-233) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2006028281
ISBN082621682X (hard cover : alk. paper)
ISBN9780826216823 (hard cover : alk. paper)

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