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The Resource Between women : friendship, desire, and marriage in Victorian England, Sharon Marcus, (electronic resource)

Between women : friendship, desire, and marriage in Victorian England, Sharon Marcus, (electronic resource)

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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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MiAaPQ
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Between women : friendship, desire, and marriage in Victorian England, Sharon Marcus, (electronic resource)
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Between women : friendship, desire, and marriage in Victorian England, Sharon Marcus, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-346) and index
Color
multicolored
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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x, 356 p.
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  • online
  • electronic
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ill.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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remote

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