The Fallen Angel: Chastity, Class, and Women's Reading, 1835-1880

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This book discusses the figure of the unchaste woman in a wide range of fiction written between 1835 and 1880; serious novels by Dickens, Mrs. Gaskell, Meredith, and George Eliot; popular novels that provided light reading for middle-class women (including books by Dinah Craik, Rhoda Broughton, and Ouida); sensational fiction; propaganda for social reform; and stories in cheap periodicals such as the Family Herald and the London Journal , which reached a different and far wider audience than either serious or popular ...

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The Fallen Angel: Chastity, Class and Women's Reading, 1835-1880
1981, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780879721558

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The Fallen Angel: Chastity, Class, and Women's Reading, 1835-1880
1981, Popular Press

ISBN-13: 9780879721565

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