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Author Murphy, Patricia, 1951-

Title In science's shadow : literary constructions of late Victorian women / Patricia Murphy
Published Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 239 pages)
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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-233) and index
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Subject English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Marginality, Social, in literature.
Prejudices in literature.
Sexism in literature.
Sexism in science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Women in literature.
Women in science.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006028281
ISBN 082626557X (electronic bk.)
9780826265579 (electronic bk.)