The Novel of Female Adultery: Love and Gender in Continental European Fiction, 1830-1900 (Hardback)Bill Overton (author)
Hardback 284 Pages / Published: 27/11/1996
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The novel of adultery is a nineteenth-century form about the experience of women, produced almost exclusively by men. Bill Overton's study is the first to address the gender implications of this form, and the first to write its history. The opening chapter defines the terms 'adultery' and 'novel of adultery', and discusses how the form arose in Continental Europe, but failed to appear in Britain. Successive chapters deal with its development in France, and with examples from Russia, Denmark, Germany, Spain and Portugal.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 284
Weight: 530 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm
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