Mobility and Modernity in Women's Novels, 1850s-1930s: Women Moving Dangerously

Hardcover | January 15, 2009

byWendy Parkins

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Analyzing novels by women writers from the 1850s to the 1930s, this book argues that representations of mobility offer a fruitful way to explore the location of women within modernity and, specifically, the opportunities for (or limitations on) women's agency in this period, considering the mobility of the female subject in the city and beyond.

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Analyzing novels by women writers from the 1850s to the 1930s, this book argues that representations of mobility offer a fruitful way to explore the location of women within modernity and, specifically, the opportunities for (or limitations on) women's agency in this period, considering the mobility of the female subject in the city an...

WENDY PARKINS is a Senior Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She is the co-author, with Geoffrey Craig, of Slow Living (2006), the editor of Fashioning the Body Politic (2001) and has published a number of journal articles on women's modernity.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230525423

ISBN - 13:9780230525429

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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Modernity, Mobility and Women's Agency
Home and Away: North and South and Adam Bede
Travelling Companions: Moths and Miss Brown
The New Woman's 'Wheels of Daily Existence': The Daughters of Danaus and Red Pottage
Street Politics: The Convert and Clash
Moving Dangerously: Cold Comfort Farm and To the North
Destinations of the Modern Woman
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index

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"Mobility and Modernity crackles with new perspectives." —Charlotte MacDonald, Victoria University of Wellington