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The forgotten female aesthetes : literary culture in late-Victorian England, Talia Schaffer

Label
The forgotten female aesthetes : literary culture in late-Victorian England
Title
The forgotten female aesthetes
Title remainder
literary culture in late-Victorian England
Statement of responsibility
Talia Schaffer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Most critics of aestheticism focus on the Yellow Book, the glossy Victorian journal with the shocking yellow cover that counted among its contributors Aubrey Beardsley and Max Beerbohm. But one of the best-known aesthetes, Oscar Wilde, launched his own magazine, the Woman's World. The audience for Wilde's magazine reveals another side of the aesthetic movement that has been largely forgotten. Every now-canonical male aesthete once competed with what Talia Schaffer calls the female aesthetes, whose critical and popular success made them formidable contemporaries. Not only did these women make significant contributions to the development of feminist ideologies; they pioneered new literary strategies that were incorporated by their canonical successors. Schaffer analyzes writers who have never been considered together, including Lucas Malet (Mary Harrison), Ouida (Marie Louise de la Ramée), Alice Meynell, Rosamund Marriott Watson, Una Ashworth Taylor, Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Mary and Jane Findlater, and John Oliver Hobbes (Pearl Craigie). These women used aestheticism to forge a compromise between the two models of female identity available to them--the New Woman and the Angel in the House. They developed plots, ideas, and styles that would later be adopted, parodied, or revised by canonical writers such as Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Thomas Hardy, and Henry James. They used the "pretty" language of aestheticism as a strategic cover behind which they could attempt radical experiments, many of which prefigure modernist innovations."--pub. desc
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
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Schaffer, Talia
Dewey number
820.9/11
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.A33
LC item number
S33 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Victorian literature and culture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Aestheticism (Literature)
  • Women and literature
  • English literature
  • Aesthetes
Label
The forgotten female aesthetes : literary culture in late-Victorian England, Talia Schaffer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-289) and index
Contents
The women's world of British aestheticism -- A love of paradox will lead you far: the nonrealist genres of female aestheticism -- "Not at all unakin to that homespun cult": the domestic craftswoman and the aesthetic connoisseur -- The dandy in the house: Ouida and the origin of the aesthetic novel -- The angel in Hyde Park: Alice Meynell's "unstable equilibrium" -- Malet the obscure -- Postscript: haunting modernism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 298 p.
Isbn
9780813919362
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99051322
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u1212539-01umb_inst
  • 0504817.01
  • (Sirsi) ALX-4816
  • (OCoLC)42652612
Label
The forgotten female aesthetes : literary culture in late-Victorian England, Talia Schaffer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-289) and index
Contents
The women's world of British aestheticism -- A love of paradox will lead you far: the nonrealist genres of female aestheticism -- "Not at all unakin to that homespun cult": the domestic craftswoman and the aesthetic connoisseur -- The dandy in the house: Ouida and the origin of the aesthetic novel -- The angel in Hyde Park: Alice Meynell's "unstable equilibrium" -- Malet the obscure -- Postscript: haunting modernism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 298 p.
Isbn
9780813919362
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99051322
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u1212539-01umb_inst
  • 0504817.01
  • (Sirsi) ALX-4816
  • (OCoLC)42652612

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