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In science's shadow [electronic resource] : literary constructions of late Victorian women / Patricia Murphy.

Author/Creator:
Murphy, Patricia, 1951-
Publication:
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (252 p.)
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Subjects:
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Sexism in science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Women in science.
Women in literature.
Sexism in literature.
Prejudices in literature.
Marginality, Social, in literature.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"Through close analysis of noncanonical Victorian-era literature by Thomas Hardy, Wilkie Collins, Charles Reade, Constance Naden, and Marianne North, Murphy reveals how women were often marginalized, constricted, and defined as intellectually inferior as a result of the interplay of sociohistorical trends driven by scientific curiosity and the 'Woman Question'"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction : the gendered context of Victorian science
Fated marginalization : women and science in the poetry of Constance Naden
A problematic boundary : masculinizing science in Thomas Hardy's Two on a tower
Dangerous behavior : a woman's menacing avocation in Wilkie Collins's Heart and science
"Escaping" gender : the neutral voice in Marianne North's Recollections of a happy life
Evolutionary mediation : the female physician in Charles Reade's A woman-hater.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-233) and index.
ISBN:
0-8262-6557-X
OCLC:
614505654