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Intellectual Women and Victorian Patriarchy: Harriet Martineau, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Eliot Hardcover – 4 Dec 1987


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  • Hardcover: 265 pages
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press (4 Dec. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801419654
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801419652
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,009,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Deirdre David is Professor Emerita of English at Temple University. Throughout her long career she has taught courses in Victorian literature, the history of the British novel, and women's writing. She has published books dealing with social problems in the Victorian novel (Fictions of Resolution in Three Victorian Novels , 1981), the conflicted position of the woman intellectual in Victorian culture (Intellectual Women and Victorian Patriarchy, 1987), and the importance of British women in imperialism (Rule Britannia: Women, Empire, and Victorian Writing, 1995). She also edited The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel (2001), and co-edited (with Eileen Gillooly)Contemporary Dickens (2009). She published her first biography in 2007 (Fanny Kemble: A Performed Life) and continues to teach as a member of the Society of Senior Scholars at Columbia University.

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Examines the works of three Victorian writers, looks at the ways they subverted and affirmed their society, and discusses women's higher education in nineteenth century England.

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