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Samuel Richardson's Fictions of Gender

Samuel Richardson's Fictions of Gender( )
Author: Gwilliam, Tassie
ISBN:978-0-8047-2522-4
Publication Date:Jun 1995
Publisher:Stanford University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $26.00
Book Description:

In developing a new gender theory for analyzing Samuel Richardson's three major novels - Pamela, Clarissa, and Sir Charles Grandison - the author argues that these novels of sexual threat expose, sometimes unwillingly, the extraordinary labor required to construct and maintain the eighteenth-century ideology of gender, that apparently natural dream of perfect symmetry between the sexes. The instability of that model is revealed notably in Richardson's fascination with cross-gender...
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