Martha Vicinus: Suffer and Be Still



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TOCVICINUS Martha Introduction The Perfect Victorian LadyPETERSON M Jeanne The Victorian Governess Status Incongruence in Family and SocietySTEDMAN Jane W From Dame to Woman W S Gilbert and Theatrical TransvestismSHOWALTER Elaine and English Victoriam Women and MenstruationROBERTS Helen E Marriage Redundancy or Sin The Painter s View of Women in the First Twenty Five Years of Victoria s ReignSIGSWORTH E M and T J Wyke A Study of Victorian Prostitution and Venereal. The ideal woman of the Victorian era was a combination of sexual innocence conspicuous consumption and worship of the.

DiseaseSTEARNS Peter N Working Class Women in Britain 1890 1914MILLETT Kate The Debate over Women Ruskin vs MillCONWAY Jill Stereotypes of Femininity in a Theory of Sexual EvolutionCOMINOS Peter T Innocent Femina Sensualis in Unconscious ConflictKANNER S Barbara The Women of England in a Century of Social Change 1815 1914 A Select BibliographyYes this book is thirty plus years old Yes scholarship on Victorian women has advanced in all kinds of ways since However Family hearth with marriage and procreation being a woman's only function Suffer and Be Still is a collection of ten.

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Omma this isn t bad as a general introduction It s very eadable and the essays are a broad spectrum of approaches Governesses W S Gilbert s female characters menstruation art prostitution working class women John Ruskin and J S Mill Kate Millett who is beautifully snarky theories of evolution sexual psychology and then an annotated bibliography I learned things I hadn t known thought about things I had known in new ways So you know the book did its job 375 stars. Lively essays which document the feminine stereotypes that Victorian women fought against but only partially defeate.