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Byron's heroines, Caroline Franklin

Label
Byron's heroines
Title
Byron's heroines
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Franklin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Traditionally seen as an archetypal masculine poet, better known for his relationships with women than for the sympathetic study of them, Lord Byron has not lent himself easily to a feminist critique hitherto. In this, the first such example, Caroline Franklin takes an original and polemical standpoint, reading Byron within the setting of the contemporary debate on the nature, role, and rights of women in society. The heroines of Byron's narrative and dramatic verse are considered, not from a biographical perspective, but by relating these representations to ideologies of sexual difference which obtained in the poet's day. Viewed in their literary-historical context, these Byronic heroines are compared with other female protagonists of the age, thereby revealing the poet to be unusually honest and bold in his portrayal of female sexuality and its relation to political issues. Drawing upon original research materials the book presents Byron in a fresh and original context as well as making an important contribution to the debate regarding the representation of women in early nineteenth-century society
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franklin, Caroline
Dewey number
821/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4392.H47
LC item number
F7 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Byron, George Gordon Byron
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Heroines in literature
Label
Byron's heroines, Caroline Franklin
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. 'At Once Above -- Beneath Her Sex': The Heroine in Male-authored Regency Verse Romance -- 2. 'A Soulless Toy for Tyrant's Lust?': The Heroine as Passive Victim -- 3. 'The Firmness of a Female Hand': The Active Heroines of the Tales -- 4. 'Quiet Cruising o'er the Ocean Woman': Byron's Don Juan and the Woman Question -- 5. 'Each Was Radiant in Her Proper Sphere': Byron's Theory of Repression from Greece to the 'Gynocrasy' -- 6. 'Why, What Is Virtue If It Needs a Victim?': Heroic Heroines in Regency Drama -- 7. 'My Hope Was to Bring Forth Heroes': The Fostering of Masculine Virtu by the Stoical Heroines of the Political Plays -- 8. 'Daughters of Earth': The Divided Self and the Heroines of the Mythological Dramas
Control code
ocm25369415
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780198112303
Lccn
92007873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)25369415
Label
Byron's heroines, Caroline Franklin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. 'At Once Above -- Beneath Her Sex': The Heroine in Male-authored Regency Verse Romance -- 2. 'A Soulless Toy for Tyrant's Lust?': The Heroine as Passive Victim -- 3. 'The Firmness of a Female Hand': The Active Heroines of the Tales -- 4. 'Quiet Cruising o'er the Ocean Woman': Byron's Don Juan and the Woman Question -- 5. 'Each Was Radiant in Her Proper Sphere': Byron's Theory of Repression from Greece to the 'Gynocrasy' -- 6. 'Why, What Is Virtue If It Needs a Victim?': Heroic Heroines in Regency Drama -- 7. 'My Hope Was to Bring Forth Heroes': The Fostering of Masculine Virtu by the Stoical Heroines of the Political Plays -- 8. 'Daughters of Earth': The Divided Self and the Heroines of the Mythological Dramas
Control code
ocm25369415
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780198112303
Lccn
92007873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)25369415

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