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Beautiful Boredom: Idleness and Feminine Self-realization in the Victorian Novel

Beautiful Boredom: Idleness and Feminine Self-realization in the Victorian Novel (Paperback)

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This volume explores boredom as a possible force for good in the Victorian novel. Boredom in these works is an important means through which female characters are able to achieve a greater sense of self-awareness. In her discussion of Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" (1847), George Eliot's "Middlemarch" (1871-72), and Henry James' "The Portrait of a Lady" (1881), the author examines both the deleterious and restorative aspects of boredom and shows how this subtle theme has continued to be used by more modern authors.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 03/09/2009 ISBN-13: 9780786445554  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Lee Anna Maynard is a freelance writer and independent scholar in Montgomery, Alabama. As an assistant professor of English, she produced articles on adventure and sensation novels.

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