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The Fabrication of the Late-Victorian Femme Fatale: The Kiss of Death - Women's Studies at York Series (Hardback)
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The Fabrication of the Late-Victorian Femme Fatale: The Kiss of Death - Women's Studies at York Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 257 Pages / Published: 20/11/1992
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This book examines the rise of the femme fatale as a prominant fictional type in late nineteenth-century British culture. As a stereotype she has been 'fabricated', that is to say constructed as a 'figure in the carpet' of the fin-de-siecle. The book argues that Rider Haggard's She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed , Bram Stoker's female vampires and Conrad's destructive Malayan or African women, even Hardy's Tess , are all caught up in a series of late nineteenth-century contexts: biological determinism, imperialism, race, theories about female sexuality, degeneration and evolutionary theory.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333556122
Number of pages: 257
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm


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'This is an impressively intelligent work of investigation, which makes good use of late Victorian imperial history and criminology.' - Chris Baldick, Times Literary Supplement

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