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The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900

(2004)
Girls and the Transition to Womanhood
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Tracing evolving treatments of female adolescence through a host of long-forgotten women's fictions, the book reveals that representations of the girl in popular women's literature importantly anticipated depictions of the feminist in the fin de siecle New Woman writing; conservative portrayals of girls' hopes, dreams, and subsequent frustrations helped clear a literary and cultural space for the New Woman's "awakening" to disaffected consciousness.

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July 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900: Girls and the Transition to Womanhood (Oxford English Monographs)
Author(s): Sarah Bilston
ISBN: 0-19-927261-1 / 978-0-19-927261-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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