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The Resource The flirt's tragedy : desire without end in Victorian and Edwardian fiction, Richard A. Kaye

The flirt's tragedy : desire without end in Victorian and Edwardian fiction, Richard A. Kaye

Label
The flirt's tragedy : desire without end in Victorian and Edwardian fiction
Title
The flirt's tragedy
Title remainder
desire without end in Victorian and Edwardian fiction
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Kaye
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the flirtation plots of novels by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, and W.M. Thackeray, heroines learn sociability through competition with naughty coquette-doubles. In the writing of George Eliot and Thomas Hardy, flirting harbors potentially tragic consequences, a perilous game then adapted by male flirts in the novels of Oscar Wilde and Henry James. In revising Gustave Flaubert's Sentimental Education in The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton critiques the nineteenth-century European novel as morbidly obsessed with deferred desires. Finally, in works by D.H. Lawrence and E.M. Forster, flirtation comes to reshape the modernist representation of homoerotic relations." "In The Flirt's Tragedy: Desire without End in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction, Richard Kaye explores these and other subjects as he makes the case for flirtation as a unique, neglected species of eros that finds its deepest, most elaborately sustained fulfillment in the nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century novel."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
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Kaye, Richard A.
Dewey number
823/.809355
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.C69
LC item number
K39 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Darwin, Charles
  • English fiction
  • Courtship in literature
  • English fiction
  • Women and literature
  • American fiction
  • Man-woman relationships in literature
  • Mate selection in literature
  • Seduction in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Sex in literature
Label
The flirt's tragedy : desire without end in Victorian and Edwardian fiction, Richard A. Kaye
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-240) 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
Dialectical desires: the eighteenth-century coquette and the invention of nineteenth-century fictional character -- The flirtation of species: Darwinian sexual selection and Victorian narrative -- George Eliot and Thomas Hardy: flirtation, female choice and the revision of Darwinian belief -- Deadly deferrals: Henry James, Edith Wharton, Gustave Flaubert, and the exhaustion of flirtatious desire -- "Acceptable hints of infinity": dissident desires and the erotics of countermodernism
Control code
ocm48140569
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 246 p.
Isbn
9780813921006
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2001005899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)48140569
Label
The flirt's tragedy : desire without end in Victorian and Edwardian fiction, Richard A. Kaye
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-240) 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
Dialectical desires: the eighteenth-century coquette and the invention of nineteenth-century fictional character -- The flirtation of species: Darwinian sexual selection and Victorian narrative -- George Eliot and Thomas Hardy: flirtation, female choice and the revision of Darwinian belief -- Deadly deferrals: Henry James, Edith Wharton, Gustave Flaubert, and the exhaustion of flirtatious desire -- "Acceptable hints of infinity": dissident desires and the erotics of countermodernism
Control code
ocm48140569
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 246 p.
Isbn
9780813921006
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2001005899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)48140569

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