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By Peter Stoneley

ISBN-10: 0521035759

ISBN-13: 9780521035750

ISBN-10: 0521821878

ISBN-13: 9780521821872

Why did the determine of the lady come to dominate the yank mind's eye from the center of the 19th century into the 20 th? In Consumerism and American ladies' Literature Peter Stoneley seems at how girls fictionalized for the woman reader the methods of attaining a robust social and cultural presence. He explores why and the way a situation of 'buying into womanhood' grew to become, among 1860 and 1940, one of many nation's primary allegories, one in all its favorite technique of negotiating social swap. From Jo March to Nancy Drew, women' fiction operated in dynamic relation to consumerism, acting a chain of in a different way awkward manoeuvres: among nation and city, uncouth and unspoilt, smooth and anti-modern. protecting quite a lot of works and authors, this publication could be of curiosity to cultural and literary students alike.

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