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Hardcover The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900: Girls and the Transition to Womanhood Book

ISBN: 0199272611

ISBN13: 9780199272617

The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900: Girls and the Transition to Womanhood

This book demonstrates that 'the awkward age' formed a fault-line in Victorian female experience, an unusual phase in which restlessness, self-interest, and rebellion were possible. Tracing evolving treatments of female adolescence though a host of long-forgotten women's fictions, the bookreveals that representations of the girl in popular women's literature importantly anticipated depictions of the feminist in the fin de siecle New Woman writing;...

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