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- DescriptionEvery n-canical male aesthete in Victorian England once competed with what Talia Schaffer calls the female aesthetes, whose critical and popular success made them formidable contemporaries. Not only did these women make significant contributions to the development of feminist ideologies, they pioneered new literary strategies that were incorporated by their canical successors. In this text, Schaffer analyzes writers such as Lucas Malet (Mary Harrison), Ouida (Marie Louise de la Ramee), Alice Meynell, Rosamund Marriott Watson, Una Ashworth Taylor, Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Mary and Jane Findlater, and John Oliver Hobbes (Pearl Craigie). These women used aestheticism to forge a compromise between the two models of female identity available to them - the New Woman and the Angel in the House. They developed plots, ideas, and styles that would later be adopted, parodied, or revised by canical writers such as Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Thomas Hardy and Henry James. They used the pretty language of aestheticism as a strategic cover behind which they could attempt radical experiments, many of which prefigure modernist invations. Talia Schaffer hopes that recovering the lost work of the female aesthetes will force us to reconsider the central tenets of late-Victorian literary theory.
- Author BiographyTalia Schaffer is Assistant Professor of English at Queens College, City University of New York. She is the editor, with Kathy Alexis Psomiades, of Women and British Aestheticism (Virginia).
- Author(s)Talia Schaffer
- PublisherUniversity of Virginia Press
- Date of Publication30/06/2000
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleVictorian Literature and Culture Series
- Place of PublicationCharlottesville
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Virginia Press
- Weight463 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine21 mm
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