Literary Celebrity, Gender, and Victorian Authorship, 1850-1914

Literary Celebrity, Gender, and Victorian Authorship, 1850-1914

eBook - 2011
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This study examines literary celebrity in Britain from 1850 to 1914. Through lively analysis of rare cultural materials, Easley demonstrates the crucial role of the celebrity author in the formation of British national identity. As Victorians toured the homes and haunts of famous writers, they developed a sense of shared national heritage. At the same time, by reading sensational accounts of writers' lives, they were able to reconsider conventional gender roles and domestic arrangements. As women were featured in interviews and profiles, they were increasingly associated with the ephemerality.
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, 2011.
ISBN: 9781611490176
1611490170
Characteristics: 1 online resource (281 p.)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive

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