Victorian women writers and the classics: the feminine of Homer
"In this study, Isobel Hurst brings together two lines of enquiry in recent criticism: the Romantic and Victorian reception of ancient Greece and Rome, and women as writers and readers in the nineteenth century."--BOOK JACKET.
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Oxford, 2003. Includes bibliographical references (p. -245) and index. Encounters with the ancient world in nineteenth century literary culture -- Classical training for the woman writer -- Unscrupulously epic -- Classics and the family in the Victorian novel -- Greek heroines and The wrongs of women -- Revising the Victorians -- Conclusion: on not knowing Greek.
- LCC: PR115
- Dewey Decimal: 820.9/928709034
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: 253 p.
- Edition Info: (acid-free paper)
- English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism
- English literature -- Women authors -- Classical influences
- English literature -- Women authors -- Greek influences
- English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
- Women authors, English -- 19th century
- Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
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