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The Resource Idol of suburbia : Marie Corelli and late-Victorian literary culture, Annette R. Federico

Idol of suburbia : Marie Corelli and late-Victorian literary culture, Annette R. Federico

Label
Idol of suburbia : Marie Corelli and late-Victorian literary culture
Title
Idol of suburbia
Title remainder
Marie Corelli and late-Victorian literary culture
Statement of responsibility
Annette R. Federico
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Marie Corelli (1855-1924) was the most popular novelist of the turn of the century, outselling Hall Caine, Mrs. Humphry Ward, H. G. Wells, and Arthur Conan Doyle by the thousands. For thirty years she was ridiculed by reviewers and the literary elite - Edmund Gosse dismissed her as "that little milliner" - but these opinions had no impact on her mass appeal." "In examining Corelli's celebrity and her protean literary talents in the context of a changing book market, Federico reveals the profusion of the late-Victorian literary imagination. She analyzes Corelli's participation in literary decadence, feminism, and New Woman fiction, and she discusses how seriously we should take her aesthetic and its literary influence. Federico asks why heterosexual love seems pathological in so many of Corelli's novels and assesses the validity of biographical and psychoanalytic explanations of her celibacy and her lifelong companionship with another woman." "Idol of Suburbia is the first full-length study to address these questions and to set Corelli within the framework of literary history and contemporary critical theory."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Federico, Annette
Dewey number
823/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4505
LC item number
.F43 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Victorian literature and culture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Corelli, Marie
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Authors and readers
  • Popular culture
  • Suburban life
  • Women
Label
Idol of suburbia : Marie Corelli and late-Victorian literary culture, Annette R. Federico
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-197) and index
Contents
  • 94
  • IV.
  • Weltanschauung of Marie Corelli
  • 128
  • V.
  • Who Was Marie Corelli?
  • 162
  • I.
  • Queen of Best-Sellers and the Culture of Celebrity
  • 14
  • II.
  • Aestheticism in Suburbia
  • 53
  • III.
  • Ardor of the Pen
Control code
ocm41932544
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
201 p.
Isbn
9780813919157
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99039131
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)41932544
Label
Idol of suburbia : Marie Corelli and late-Victorian literary culture, Annette R. Federico
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-197) and index
Contents
  • 94
  • IV.
  • Weltanschauung of Marie Corelli
  • 128
  • V.
  • Who Was Marie Corelli?
  • 162
  • I.
  • Queen of Best-Sellers and the Culture of Celebrity
  • 14
  • II.
  • Aestheticism in Suburbia
  • 53
  • III.
  • Ardor of the Pen
Control code
ocm41932544
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
201 p.
Isbn
9780813919157
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99039131
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)41932544

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