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Desire and domestic fiction : a political history of the novel

Nancy Armstrong

Desire and domestic fiction : a political history of the novel

by Nancy Armstrong

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women and literature.,
  • Women in literature.,
  • English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNancy Armstrong.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 300 p. ;
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22472077M

      Whether it's a deeply reported investigation into a timely topic or poignant memoir about one writer's lived experience, nonfiction challenges us, informs us, and moves us. Here are 21 of our.   At its core, this is not a novel about history, or even politics. It's about how history and politics combine to shape one particular man. The novel's many fake-outs, its resets and restarts, are.

    “The engrossing, highly readable, darkly sexy third novel by Anna Solomon The Book of V. is a meditation on female power and powerlessness, the stories told about women and the ones we tell about and to ourselves.”—The New York Times Book Review “An absorbing story about desire, power imbalances and the quest for self-determination—a feminist rallying cry born in the private spaces.   The novel follows the suffragist and reformer Ann Vickers, who, “like so many of those young women,” our reviewer wrote, finds “it hard to make the adjustment between her desire to .

      The book, based on archival material and described as historical fiction, is a family story as well and affords the reader fascinating glimpses into domestic disruption in an era of . Louis Menand, The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, ) The Metaphysical Club won the Pulitzer prize for its extraordinary take on a group of Progressive Era intellectuals. His book shows how these intellectuals brought America into the modern world with their brand of philosophical pragmatism. Daniel T. Rodgers, Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics.


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Desire and Domestic Fiction argues that far from being removed from historical events, novels by writers from Richardson to Woolf were themselves agents of the rise of the middle class. Drawing on texts that range from 18th-century female conduct books and contract theory to modern psychoanalytic case histories and theories of reading, Armstrong shows that the emergence of/5.

Desire and Domestic Fiction argues that far from being removed from historical events, novels by writers from Richardson to Woolf were themselves agents of the rise of the middle class.

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From the beginning, domestic fiction actively sought to disentangle the language of sexual relations from the language of politics and, in so doing, to introduce a new form of political power. This power emerged with the rise of the domestic woman and established its hold over British culture through her dominance over all those objects and.

Armstrong's most influential book is Desire And Domestic Fiction: A Political History Of The Novel (Oxford University Press, ), a work of scholarship still relevant thirty years after its publication. As one reviewer put it, the book "changed the ways in which feminist critics of these novels saw the work these texts did; it changed the way.

Desire and domestic fiction: a political history of the novel. New York: Oxford University Press. MLA Citation. Armstrong, Nancy. Desire and domestic fiction: a political history of the novel / Nancy Armstrong Oxford University Press New York Australian/Harvard Citation.

Armstrong, Nancy. Desire and Domestic Fiction a Political History of the Novel. Nancy Armstrong () Abstract Revision history. Download options. Our Archive. The Daughter's Dilemma Family Process and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Novel. Paula Marantz Cohen - Desire and Domestic Fiction argues that far from being removed from historical events, novels by writers from Richardson to Woolf were themselves agents of the rise of the middle class.

Drawing on texts that range from 18th-century female conduct books and contract theory to modern psychoanalytic case histories and theories of reading, Armstrong shows that the emergence of a particular form of.

Desire and Domestic Fiction stands out as an event in the history of novel criticism. Beyond its large impact on publication, the book possesses continuing relevance, as these essays attest. Beyond its large impact on publication, the book possesses continuing relevance, as these essays : Jonathan Arac.

In Desire and Domestic Fiction, Armstrong is primarily dealing with 18 th and 19 th century British literature that was written by and/or for women and the various aspects and results of such a category of text.

She examines its connection with the rise of the English middle class, sexual relationships, political power, and how we think of ourselves and each other as individuals. Get this from a library. Desire and domestic fiction: a political history of the novel.

[Nancy Armstrong]. Get this from a library. Desire and domestic fiction: a political history of the novel. [Nancy Armstrong] -- This treatment of the rise of the novel argues that novels written by and for women in 18th- and 19th-century England paved the way for the rise of the modern English middle class.

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“The engrossing, highly readable, darkly sexy third novel by Anna Solomon The Book of V. is a meditation on female power and powerlessness, the stories told about women and the ones we tell about and to ourselves.”―The New York Times Book Review “An absorbing story about desire, power imbalances and the quest for self-determination―a feminist rallying cry born in the private Reviews: Buy Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel by Nancy Armstrong Desire and Domestic Fiction argues that far from being removed from histori.