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This analysis of the writings of two major Victorian intellectuals examines the crucial place of gender in the larger Victorian debate about nature, religion, and evolutionary theory. Demonstrating the primacy of Herbert Spencer's influence on George Eliot's thought, Nancy Paxton discloses the continuous dialogue between this profoundly learned novelist and one of the most formidable and influential scientific authorities of her time. Using rarely cited first editions of Spencer's published works, Paxton reveals that Eliot and Spencer initially agreed in supporting several of the goals of early Victorian feminism when they met in 1851. Paxton surveys all of Spencer's writing to show when and why he repudiated his early feminism and demonstrates Eliot's determined resistance to the most conservative tendencies of evolutionary theory in her representation of female sexuality, motherhood, feminist ambition, and desire. In comparing Eliot's and Spencer's evolutionary "reconstruction of gender," the book draws on a wide variety of biographical, literary, and critical texts and on interdisciplinary scholarship about the relation between scientific and literary discourse in the nineteenth century. By thus reassessing Eliot's contribution to feminist thought, it presents a revolutionary reading of her novels which is informed by contemporary feminist criticism and the new historicism. "This is an important book because of the questions it raises, the issues it covers, and the illumination it brings to Eliot and Spencer and to crucial problems in the nineteenth century: Paxton looks at the ways scientific data get turned into arguments about the nature of women in society, about women and education, about women and sexuality. This work shows how truly current Eliot's novels are, no matter what their setting."--Barry Qualls, Rutgers University Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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9780691636566 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $102.50
9780691068411 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 1, 1991, cover price $49.50 | About this edition: This analysis of the writings of two major Victorian intellectuals examines the crucial place of gender in the larger Victorian debate about nature, religion, and evolutionary theory.

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9780691608075 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $40.95 | About this edition: This analysis of the writings of two major Victorian intellectuals examines the crucial place of gender in the larger Victorian debate about nature, religion, and evolutionary theory.

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Product Description: In this challening book, Firdous Azim, provides a feminist critique of orthodox accounts of the `rise of the novel' and exposes the underlying orientalist assumptions of the early English novel. Whereas previous studies have emphasized the universality of the coherent and consistent subject which found expression in the novels of the eighteenth century, Azim demonstrtes how certain categories: women and people of colour, were silenced and excluded...read more

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9781138834088 | Reprint edition (Routledge, June 29, 2015), cover price $145.00 | About this edition: In this challening book, Firdous Azim, provides a feminist critique of orthodox accounts of the `rise of the novel' and exposes the underlying orientalist assumptions of the early English novel.
9780415070249 | Routledge, September 1, 1993, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: "The Colonial Rise of the Novel" provides a feminist and anti-imperialist account of the development of the novel.

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9780373636075, titled "Avenging Angel" | Harlequin Books, May 1, 1993, cover price $3.50 | also contains Avenging Angel | About this edition: In the deadly inner city of the year 2031, modern-day bounty hunter Jake Strait is drawn into a lethal political plot that promises to destroy the city.

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9780203202593 | Routledge, March 11, 2002, cover price $39.95

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Product Description: Topographies of the Imagination traces not only the diverse contours of Defoe's creative intellect but also the ways in which general readers, literary critics, and even editors have interpreted and fashioned multiple Defoes across time and space...read more
By Holly Faith Nelson (editor)

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9780404648695 | Ams Pr Inc, March 1, 2014, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: Topographies of the Imagination traces not only the diverse contours of Defoe's creative intellect but also the ways in which general readers, literary critics, and even editors have interpreted and fashioned multiple Defoes across time and space.
9780333776650, titled "The New Woman in Fiction and Fact: Fin-De-Siecle Feminisms" | Palgrave Macmillan, June 1, 2002, cover price $185.00 | also contains The New Woman in Fiction and Fact: Fin-De-Siecle Feminisms | About this edition: A cultural icon of the fin de siècle , the New Woman was not one figure, but several.

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Product Description: Why were the Victorians so passionate about "History"? How did this passion relate to another Victorian obsession – the "woman question"? In a brilliant and provocative study, Christina Crosby investigates the links between the Victorians’ fascination with "history" and with the nature of "women...read more

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9780415623049 | Routledge, October 9, 2012, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: Why were the Victorians so passionate about "History"?

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9781138008038 | Routledge, July 3, 2014, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: Why were the Victorians so passionate about "History"?
9780415009362 | Routledge, February 1, 1991, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The Victorians' passion for history was equalled perhaps only by their fascination with "woman", manifested as a ceaseless posing of "the woman question".

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By Linda M. Shires (editor)

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9780314092458, titled "Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems With Infotrac" | Brooks/Cole Pub Co, January 1, 1997, cover price $144.95 | also contains Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems With Infotrac

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9780415752374, titled "Rewriting the Victorians: Theory, History, and the Politics of Gender" | Routledge, July 17, 2012, cover price $54.95
9780415055253 | Routledge, July 1, 1992, cover price $19.99

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Product Description: This collection of essays focuses attention on a number of Victorian women writers popular in their own time but forgotten or neglected by literary history, from Margaret Oliphant and Charlotte Yonge to Mary Ward, Marie Corelli, "Ouida" and E...read more

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9780521641029 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 1, 1999, cover price $124.99 | About this edition: This collection of essays focuses attention on a number of Victorian women writers popular in their own time but forgotten or neglected by literary history, from Margaret Oliphant and Charlotte Yonge to Mary Ward, Marie Corelli, "Ouida" and E.

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9781107404151 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, April 19, 2012), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: This collection of essays focuses attention on a number of Victorian women writers popular in their own time but forgotten or neglected by literary history, from Margaret Oliphant and Charlotte Yonge to Mary Ward, Marie Corelli, "Ouida" and E.

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Product Description: Best known for her masterpieces Middlemarch and Silas Marner, George Eliot (1819–1880) was both one of the most brilliant writers of her day, and one of the most talked about. Intellectual and independent, she had the strength to defy polite society with her highly unorthodox private life which included various romances and regular encounters with the primarily male intelligentsia...read more

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9780394537047 | Pantheon Books, October 1, 1987, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Traces the life of the British novelist and examines her view of women and feminism

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9781844084982 | Virago Pr, December 15, 2008, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Best known for her masterpieces Middlemarch and Silas Marner, George Eliot (1819–1880) was both one of the most brilliant writers of her day, and one of the most talked about.
9780860684008 | Virago Pr, February 1, 2003, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Best known for her masterpieces Middlemarch and Silas Marner, George Eliot (1819–1880) was both one of the most brilliant writers of her day, and one of the most talked about.
9780394753591 | Pantheon Books, October 1, 1987, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: Traces the life of the British novelist and examines her view of women and feminism

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Product Description: The idea of eugenics--human selective breeding--originated in Victorian Britain in response to the urban poor. Darwin's evolutionary theory had laid the foundations for eugenics, replacing paradise with primordial slime. Man had not fallen from Grace, but risen from the swamps...read more

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9780198187004 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, July 24, 2003, cover price $165.00 | About this edition: Love and Eugenics in the Late Nineteenth Century is a fascinating, lucid, and controversial study of the centrality of eugenic debate to the Victorians.

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9780198187011 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, August 15, 2008, cover price $48.95 | About this edition: The idea of eugenics--human selective breeding--originated in Victorian Britain in response to the urban poor.

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Product Description: A cultural icon of the fin de siècle, the New Woman was not one figure, but several. In the guise of a bicycling, cigarette-smoking Amazon, the New Woman romped through the pages of Punch and popular fiction; as a neurasthenic victim of social oppression, she suffered in the pages of New Woman novels such as Sarah Grand's hugely successful The Heavenly Twins...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Angelique Richardson (editor) and Chris Willis (editor)

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9780333776650 | Palgrave Macmillan, June 1, 2002, cover price $185.00 | also contains Topographies of the Imagination: New Approaches to Daniel Defoe | About this edition: A cultural icon of the fin de siècle , the New Woman was not one figure, but several.

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9780333990452, titled "The New Woman in Fiction and Fact: Fin De Siecle Feminisms" | Palgrave Macmillan, September 14, 2007, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: A cultural icon of the fin de siècle, the New Woman was not one figure, but several.

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Product Description: Sonia Hofkosh explores the role of gender in early nineteenth-century British literary culture, especially in terms of the simultaneous commercialization and feminization of literature. Examining a wide range of texts, she shows how the development of a female reading audience aroused anxieties in the male writers of the period...read more

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9780521496544 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 1, 1998, cover price $114.99 | About this edition: Sonia Hofkosh explores the role of gender in early nineteenth-century British literary culture, especially in terms of the simultaneous commercialization and feminization of literature.

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9780521027700 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, November 2, 2006), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Sonia Hofkosh explores the role of gender in early nineteenth-century British literary culture, especially in terms of the simultaneous commercialization and feminization of literature.

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Product Description: This, the first collection of essays on the aesthete and intellectual Vernon Lee, offers a wide range of critical writings by scholars. Key works are examined including Euphorion, Hauntings: Fantastic Stories and Music and Its Lovers ...read more
By Catherine Maxwell (editor) and Patricia Pulham (editor)

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9781403992130 | Palgrave Macmillan, June 25, 2006, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: This, the first collection of essays on the aesthete and intellectual Vernon Lee, offers a wide range of critical writings by scholars.

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Product Description: The subject of renewed interest among literary and cultural scholars, Vernon Lee wrote more than 40 books, in a broad range of genres, including fiction, history, aesthetics and travel literature. Early on, Lee established her reputation as a public critic whose unconventional viewpoints stood out among those of her contemporaries...read more

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9780821414972 | Ohio Univ Pr, May 1, 2003, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: The subject of renewed interest among literary and cultural scholars, Vernon Lee wrote more than 40 books, in a broad range of genres, including fiction, history, aesthetics and travel literature.

Laughing Feminism focuses on comedy in the works of Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen, authors who scrutinized the subjected prejudices against women in order to expose their absurdity and encourage readers to laugh at the folly of sexist views. Audrey Bilger shows that these women writers employed a full arsenal of comic weapons such as satire, burlesque, and parody to combat patriarchal nonsense and make comedy out of the discrepancies between the myth and reality of womanhood. Bilger draws on current feminist criticism, comic theory, and the methodologies of literary history to provide a context for re-assessing the novels of these writers. At a time when overt feminist statements could ruin a woman's reputation, comedy enabled these authors to smuggle feminism into their writing. (view table of contents)

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9780814327227 | Wayne State Univ Pr, December 1, 1998, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Laughing Feminism focuses on comedy in the works of Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen, authors who scrutinized the subjected prejudices against women in order to expose their absurdity and encourage readers to laugh at the folly of sexist views.

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9780814330548 | Wayne State Univ Pr, March 1, 2002, cover price $24.99

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Product Description: The essays in this collection examine the apparent endorsement and subversion of class and gender norms in Victorian popular fiction, poetry, periodicals and modes of theatrical entertainment. Topics covered include: sensation fiction, ghost stories, working-class women's poetry, women's annuals, girls' magazines, stage melodrama and stage comedy...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Daniel Duffy (editor) and Emma Liggins (editor)

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9780754602934 | Ashgate Pub Ltd, January 1, 2002, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: The essays in this collection examine the apparent endorsement and subversion of class and gender norms in Victorian popular fiction, poetry, periodicals and modes of theatrical entertainment.

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9780821414026 | Ohio Univ Pr, November 1, 2001, cover price $42.95

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9780821414033 | Ohio Univ Pr, November 1, 2001, cover price $16.95

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Product Description: In Time Is of the Essence, Patricia Murphy argues that the Victorian debate on the Woman Question was informed by a crucial but as yet unexplored element at the fin de siecle: the cultural construction of time. Victorians were obsessed with time in this century of incessant change, responding to such diverse developments as Darwinism, a newfound faith in progress, an unprecedented fascination with history and origins, and the nascent discipline of evolutionary psychology...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780791451090 | State Univ of New York Pr, October 1, 2001, cover price $68.50 | About this edition: In Time Is of the Essence, Patricia Murphy argues that the Victorian debate on the Woman Question was informed by a crucial but as yet unexplored element at the fin de siecle: the cultural construction of time.

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9780791451106 | State Univ of New York Pr, October 1, 2001, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: In Time Is of the Essence, Patricia Murphy argues that the Victorian debate on the Woman Question was informed by a crucial but as yet unexplored element at the fin de siecle: the cultural construction of time.

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Product Description: One of the most exciting developments in Romantic studies in the past decade has been the rediscovery and repositioning of women poets as vital and influential members of the Romantic literary community. This is the first volume to focus on women poets of this era and to consider how their historical reception challenges current conceptions of Romanticism...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780813121079 | Univ Pr of Kentucky, June 25, 1999, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: One of the most exciting developments in Romantic studies in the past decade has been the rediscovery and repositioning of women poets as vital and influential members of the Romantic literary community.

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Product Description: The first collection to make a comprehensive study of nineteenth-century women's poetry from late Romantic to late Victorian 'new woman' writers. Eighteen essays consider the gendered codes and genres developed by sophisticated poets...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Isobel Armstrong (editor) and Virginia Blain (editor)

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9780312215361 | Palgrave Macmillan, January 15, 1999, cover price $215.00 | About this edition: The first collection to make a comprehensive study of nineteenth-century women's poetry from late Romantic to late Victorian 'new woman' writers.

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Product Description: John Ruskin's prominence as the author of “Of Queen's Gardens,” his principal statement of Victorian gender opposition, makes him an ideal example for analyzing the power of mythic discourse to undermine gender division. Here, Ruskin creates a vision of feminine authority that draws simultaneously upon several sources (including the goddess Athena and Queen Victoria herself) to empower women in a worldwide arena redefined as a broader version of their domestic realm...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780821412350 | Ohio Univ Pr, January 1, 1999, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: John Ruskin's prominence as the author of “Of Queen's Gardens,” his principal statement of Victorian gender opposition, makes him an ideal example for analyzing the power of mythic discourse to undermine gender division.

Elizabeth Fay's invaluable book addresses the student in an immediate and direct manner to provide an unequalled introduction to the issues most important for feminist analyses of Romantic literature. (view table of contents)

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9780631198949 | Blackwell Pub, October 1, 1998, cover price $57.95

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9780631198956 | Blackwell Pub, October 1, 1998, cover price $57.95 | About this edition: Elizabeth Fay's invaluable book addresses the student in an immediate and direct manner to provide an unequalled introduction to the issues most important for feminist analyses of Romantic literature.

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Product Description: In this groundbreaking book, Barbara Leah Harman convincingly establishes a new category in Victorian fiction: the feminine political novel. By studying Victorian female protagonists who participate in the public universe conventionally occupied by men, she is able to reassess the public realm as the site of noble and meaningful action for women in Victorian England...read more

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9780813917726 | Univ of Virginia Pr, March 1, 1998, cover price $59.50 | About this edition: In this groundbreaking book, Barbara Leah Harman convincingly establishes a new category in Victorian fiction: the feminine political novel.

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9780813929361 | Univ of Virginia Pr, May 10, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In this groundbreaking book, Barbara Leah Harman convincingly establishes a new category in Victorian fiction: the feminine political novel.

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