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Author Kortsch, Christine Bayles.

Title Dress culture in late Victorian women's fiction : literacy, textiles, and activism / Christine Bayles Kortsch
Published Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 201 pages) : illustrations
Contents Writing in fabric, working in print -- The needle dipped in blood -- Fashioning women : the Victorian corset -- Art's labor lost : haunting the dress shop -- Beautiful revolution : new women sew a new world
Summary Christine Bayles Kortsch asks us to shift our understanding of late Victorian literary culture by examining its inextricable relationship with the material culture of dress and sewing, what Kortsch terms "dress culture." Focusing on novels by writers such as Olive Schreiner, Margaret Oliphant, and Gertrude Dix and periodicals like The Englishwomen's Domestic Magazine, Kortsch's book broadens our view of New Woman fiction and its relationship both to dress culture and to contemporary women's fiction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-195) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Clothing and dress in literature.
English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Material culture in literature.
Material culture -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Sewing in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009030059
ISBN 0754694585 (electronic bk.)
9780754694588 (electronic bk.)