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Gender and ventriloquism in Victorian and neo-Victorian fiction : passionate puppets / Helen Davies.

Author/Creator:
Davies, Helen C. (Helen Caroline)
Publication:
Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 211 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Gender identity in literature.
Ventriloquism -- In literature.
Sex role in literature.
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Contents:
Introduction : the Victorians for dummies? : talking back to the nineteenth century
Voices from the past : rethinking the ventriloquial metaphor
Victorian ventriloquists : Henry James and George Du Maurier
Sirens and Svengalis : Nights at the circus, Alias Grace, and Clara
Queering the dummy/ventriloquist dichotomy : Oscar Wilde and ventriloquial Influence
Sexual re-scripting : ventriloquial repetitions and transformations in Sarah Waters' Tipping the velvet and Affinity
Talking to ourselves? : ventriloquial criticism and readership in neo-Victorian fiction
Afterword : voices beyond the Victorian era? : Wesley Stace and ventriloquism.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 192-201) and index.
ISBN:
9780230343665
023034366X
OCLC:
793573098
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