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Marriage, duty & desire in Victorian poetry and drama

by Richard D. McGhee

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Published by Regents Press of Kansas in Lawrence .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England
    • Subjects:
    • English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.,
    • Marriage in literature.,
    • England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementRichard D. McGhee.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR469.M35 M3
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 318 p. ;
      Number of Pages318
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4097657M
      ISBN 100700602038
      LC Control Number80011962

      The Female Relations of Victorian England. IN A TEN-YEAR-OLD GIRL named Emily Pepys, the daughter of the bishop of Worcester, made the following entry in the journal she had begun to keep that year: “I had the oddest dream last night that I ever dreamt; even the remembrance of it is very extraordinary. There was aFile Size: KB. Women, and above all mothers, were the objects of sentimental idealization in Victorian literature and poetry. Fidelity within marriage, Houghton notes, was ‘the supreme virtue, and sexual irregularity the blackest of sins Adultery, especially in the case of a wife, and no matter what the extenuating circumstances, was spoken of with horror.

      The Victorian Era • Placed high value on honor, duty, moral seriousness, and sexual propriety. • Still have brutal factory conditions, low wages, and crowded cities, but the s mark the beginning of political and social reform acts. • Shift from agrarian society to industrial society creates a middle class (neither rich nor poor).   The secret at the heart of the short-lived, notoriously unconsummated marriage of John Ruskin, the great artist, architect, poet and political thinker of the Victorian age, has baffled fans of his.

        And now a new book, Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners, by writer and historian Therese Oneill, is detailing the incredibly straight-laced sex . “Victorian Women Expected to Be Idle and Ignorant.” Victorian England. Ed. Clarice Swisher. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, Inc., Ranum, Ingrid. "An Adventure In Modern Marriage: Domestic Development In Tennyson's Geraint And Enid And The Marriage Of Geraint." Victorian Poetry (): MLA International Bibliography.


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