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Author Schaffer, Talia, 1968- author

Title Romance's rival : familiar marriage in Victorian fiction / Talia Schaffer
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
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Summary In 'Romance's Rival', the author argues that the central plot of the most important genre of the nineteenth century, the marriage plot novel, means something quite different from what has previously been assumed. In Victorian novels, women may marry for erotic desire - but they may, instead, insist on marrying trustworthy companions who can offer them socially rich lives and futures of meaningful work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Marriage in literature.
Courtship in literature.
Love in literature.
Domestic fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190465117 (ebook)