By Deanna K. Kreisel
The ways that girls are portrayed in Victorian novels offers very important insights into how humans of the day considered political economic climate, and vice versa. In Economic Woman, Deanna ok. Kreisel innovatively indicates how pictures of feminized sexuality in novels via George Eliot and Thomas Hardy mirrored frequent modern anxieties concerning the progress of capitalism.
Economic girl is the 1st e-book to deal with at once the hyperlinks among classical political economic climate and gender in the radical. analyzing key works via Eliot and Hardy, together with The Mill at the Floss and Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Kreisel investigates the that means of 2 girl representations: the ‘economic woman,’ who embodies idealized sexual restraint and clever household administration, and the degraded prostitute, characterised via sexual extra and monetary turmoil. Kreisel successfully integrates fiscal idea with literary research to give a contribution to an ongoing and energetic scholarly discussion.
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Economic Woman: Demand, Gender, and Narrative Closure in Eliot and Hardy by Deanna K. Kreisel