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The Resource Between women : friendship, desire, and marriage in Victorian England, Sharon Marcus

Between women : friendship, desire, and marriage in Victorian England, Sharon Marcus

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Between women : friendship, desire, and marriage in Victorian England
Title
Between women
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friendship, desire, and marriage in Victorian England
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Sharon Marcus
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Language
eng
Summary
Women in Victorian England wore jewelry made from each other's hair and wrote poems celebrating decades of friendship. They pored over magazines that described the dangerous pleasures of corporal punishment. A few had sexual relationships with each other, exchanged rings and vows, willed each other property, and lived together in long-term partnerships described as marriages. But, as Sharon Marcus shows, these women were not seen as gender outlaws. Their desires were fanned by consumer culture and their friendships and unions were accepted and even encouraged by family, society, and church. Far from being sexless angels defined only by male desires, Victorian women openly enjoyed looking at and even dominating other women. Their friendships helped realize the ideal of companionate love between men and women celebrated by novels, and their unions influenced politicians and social thinkers to reform marriage law.--From publisher description
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OCLCE
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Between women : friendship, desire, and marriage in Victorian England, Sharon Marcus
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Between women : friendship, desire, and marriage in Victorian England, Sharon Marcus
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7rkz8
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-346) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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black and white
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The female relations of Victorian England -- Friendship and the play of the system -- Just reading: female friendship and the marriage plot -- Dressing up and dressing down the feminine plaything -- The female accessory in Great expectations -- The genealogy of marriage -- Contracting female marriage in Can you forgive her? -- Woolf, Wilde and girl dates
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1 online resource (x, 356 pages)
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online
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9781400830855
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computer
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illustrations
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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