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Gender and Heroism in Early Modern English Literature

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For most readers and spectators, heroism takes the form of public, idealized masculinity. It calls to mind socially and morally elevated men embarking on active adventures: courageously confronting danger; valiantly rescuing the helpless; exploring and claiming unconquered terrain. But in this book, Mary Beth Rose argues that from the late sixteenth to the late seventeenth centuries, a passive, more female, but equally potent dimension of heroic identity began to dominate English culture. For both men and women, heroism ...

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Gender and Heroism in Early Modern English Literature
2002, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226725734

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Gender and Heroism in Early Modern English Literature
2002, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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