Seductive forms : women's amatory fiction from 1684-1740 / Ros Ballaster.

This book explores the ways in which three women novelists of the late-17th and early-18th centuries challenged and reworked both contemporary gender ideologies and generic convention.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ballaster, Rosalind.
Format: Electronic
Published: Oxford : New York : Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, 1992.
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Table of Contents:
  • The rise of the novel: gender and genre in theories of prose fiction
  • Observing the forms: amatory fiction and the constitution of a female reader
  • "A devil on't, the woman damns the poet": Aphra Behn's fictions of feminine identity
  • "A genius for love": sex as politics in Delarivier Manley's scandal fiction
  • "Preparatives to love": fiction as seduction in Eliza Haywood's amatory prose
  • Conclusion: The decline of amatory fiction: re(de)fining the female form.