Violent Women and Sensation Fiction: Crime, Medicine and Victorian Popular Culture (Hardback)
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Violent Women and Sensation Fiction: Crime, Medicine and Victorian Popular Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 247 Pages / Published: 16/08/2007
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This book explores ideas of violent femininity across generic and disciplinary boundaries during the nineteenth century. It aims to highlight how medical, legal and literary narratives shared notions of the volatile nature of women. Mangham traces intersections between notorious legal trials, theories of female insanity, and sensation novels.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230545212
Number of pages: 247
Weight: 478 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'...a fascinating exploration of Victorian popular fiction, which offers new and sometimes unexpected analyses of sensation novels. His close readings of the novels from a historical perspective through contemporaneous medical essays and criminal laws are one of the many strengths of this very accessible study which will undoubtedly be of interest to many Victorianists.' - Laurence Talairach-Vielmas, Oscholas.com

'Mangham's meticulously researched, neatly organized and carefully argued thesis represents the most stimulating contribution to sensation fiction studies to have appeared for quite some time.' - Graham Law, Wilkie Collins Society Journal

'...the strength and originality of Mangham's study lies in his successful use of an inter-disciplinary approach whilst dealing with a diverse range of intellectual areas of inquiry.' - Ian Miller, Medical History

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