Tales of Liberation, Strategies of Containment

Tales of Liberation, Strategies of Containment : Divorce of the Representation of Womanhood in American Fiction, 1880-1920

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This book examines six Progressive Age novels of marital discord which specifically focus upon narratives of divorced and divorcing women within the context of their multivalent social and economic value on the "Marriage market."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 14.22mm | 505g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138883441
  • 9781138883444

Table of contents

List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Plotting Marriage and Divorce: The Nineteenth-Century Cultural Background; Chapter 2:From Wedlock to Marriage: Revising Contracts and Resisting Divorce in Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady and The Golden Bowl ; Chapter 3: New Wives for Old: Divorce and the Leisure Class Marriage Market in Edith Wharton's The Custom of the CenturyChapter 4: (Pre)Occupations Worldly and Domestic: Working Wives and the Specter of Divorce, 1910-1920; Afterword; Bibliography; Indexshow more