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The novel

Eileen Fauset

in The Politics of Writing: Julia Kavanagh, 1824-77

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780719055577
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702222 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719055577.003.0002
The novel

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This chapter examines the cultural attitudes towards women novelists during Kavanagh's lifetime. It shows Kavanagh's importance as a novelist who drew on the cultural contradictions of the period, and suggests that her insights into gender and class differences were essential to her writing. The chapter then studies six of Kavanagh's works, including Daisy Burns and Rachel Gray, and aims to demonstrate Kavanagh's diversity as a novelist during the nineteenth century.

Keywords: cultural attitudes; women novelists; cultural contradictions; gender differences; class differences; Daisy Burns; Rachel Gray

Chapter.  26551 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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