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Author Kaye, Richard A., 1960-

Title The flirt's tragedy : desire without end in Victorian and Edwardian fiction / Richard A. Kaye
Published Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 246 pages) : illustrations
Contents Dialectical desires: the eighteenth-century coquette and the invention of nineteenth-century fictional character -- The flirtation of species: Darwinian sexual selection and Victorian narrative -- George Eliot and Thomas Hardy: flirtation, female choice and the revision of Darwinian belief -- Deadly deferrals: Henry James, Edith Wharton, Gustave Flaubert, and the exhaustion of flirtatious desire -- "Acceptable hints of infinity": dissident desires and the erotics of countermodernism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Influence.
American fiction -- History and criticism.
Courtship in literature.
Desire in literature.
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Man-woman relationships in literature.
Mate selection in literature.
Seduction in literature.
Sex in literature.
Women and literature -- English-speaking countries.
Women in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001005899
ISBN 0813922003 (electronic bk.)
9780813922003 (electronic bk.)