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Family Matters in the British and American Novel
edited by Andrea O’Reilly Herrera, Elizabeth Nollen and Sheila Reitzel Foor
University of Wisconsin Press, 1997
Paper: 978-0-87972-746-8 | Cloth: 978-0-87972-745-1
Library of Congress Classification PR830.D65F36 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 823.009355

Contributors examine the literature that challenges widely held assumptions about the form of the family, familial authority patterns, and the function of courtship, marriage, and family life from the late eighteenth century to the present day. Topics include: the family as a microcosm of the larger political sphere in Charlotte Smith, Jane West, Elizabeth Fenwick, Mrs. Opie, and Mary Shelley, and alternatives to the nuclear patriarchal family in Charlotte Brontë, Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Mary Louisa Molesworth.
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