The January-May Marriage in Nineteenth-Century British Literature (Hardcover)

Author: Godfrey, Esther

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Marriage between older husbands and younger wives was common in nineteenth-century literature, and as Godfrey skillfully argues, provides a useful window into the dynamics of the patriarchic paradigm. Examining canonical and non-canonical texts from "Sense and Sensibility" to "Dracula," this study finds that literary January-May marriages respond to distinctively nineteenth-century anxieties regarding gender roles by deploying a surprising range of modes--parody, incest, aesthetics, horror, economics, and love. "The January-May Marriage in Nineteenth-Century British Literature" ultimately argues that age--like race, sexuality and class--is an essential component of gendered identities.

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Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
Mfg Part# 9780230606739
SKU 206513304
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0230606733
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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