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The madwoman in the attic : [electronic resource] the woman writer and the nineteenth-century literary imagination / Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar.

By: Gilbert, Sandra M.
Contributor(s): Gubar, Susan, 1944- [joint author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1979Description: xiv, 719 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0300022867; 9780300022865; 0300025394 (pbk.); 9780300025392 (pbk.).Subject(s): English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | English literature -- Psychological aspects | Women authors -- Psychology | Women in literature | Écrits de femmes anglais -- Histoire et critique | Littérature anglaise -- 19e siècle -- Histoire et critique | Femmes dans la littérature | Écrivaines -- Psychologie | English literature Women writers, 1775-1886 - Critical studies | Letterkunde | Engels | Vrouwelijke auteurs | Literatuurkritiek | Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 | Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- InfluenceDDC classification: 820/.9/9287 Other classification: 18.05 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
Toward a feminist poetics: The queen's looking glass: female creativity, male images of women, and the metaphor of literary paternity -- Infection in the sentence: the woman writer and the anxiety of authorship -- The parables of the cave -- Inside the house of fiction: Jane Austen's tenants of possibility: Shut up in prose: gender and genre in Austen's Juvenilia -- Jane Austen's cover story (and its secret agents) -- How are we fal'n?: Milton's daughters: Milton's bogey: patriarchal poetry and women readers -- Horror's twin: Mary Shelley's monstrous eve -- Looking oppositely: Emily Brontë's bible of hell -- The spectral selves of Charlotte Brontë: A secret, inward wound: The professor's pupil -- A dialogue of self and soul: plain Jane's progress -- The genesis of hunger: according to Shirley -- The buried life of Lucy Snowe -- Captivity and consciousness in George Eliot's fiction: Made keen by loss: George Eliot's veiled vision -- George Eliot as the angel of destruction -- Strength in agony: nineteenth-century poetry by women: The aesthetics of renunciation -- A woman -White: Emily Dickinson's yearn of Pearl.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

pt. 1. Toward a feminist poetics: The queen's looking glass: female creativity, male images of women, and the metaphor of literary paternity -- Infection in the sentence: the woman writer and the anxiety of authorship -- The parables of the cave -- pt. 2. Inside the house of fiction: Jane Austen's tenants of possibility: Shut up in prose: gender and genre in Austen's Juvenilia -- Jane Austen's cover story (and its secret agents) -- pt. 3. How are we fal'n?: Milton's daughters: Milton's bogey: patriarchal poetry and women readers -- Horror's twin: Mary Shelley's monstrous eve -- Looking oppositely: Emily Brontë's bible of hell -- pt. 4. The spectral selves of Charlotte Brontë: A secret, inward wound: The professor's pupil -- A dialogue of self and soul: plain Jane's progress -- The genesis of hunger: according to Shirley -- The buried life of Lucy Snowe -- pt. 5. Captivity and consciousness in George Eliot's fiction: Made keen by loss: George Eliot's veiled vision -- George Eliot as the angel of destruction -- pt. 6. Strength in agony: nineteenth-century poetry by women: The aesthetics of renunciation -- A woman -White: Emily Dickinson's yearn of Pearl.

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The madwoman in the attic by Gilbert, Sandra M. ©2000
The madwoman in the attic by Gilbert, Sandra M. ©2000
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