Unstable bodies : Victorian representations of sexuality and maternity /

Main Author: Matus, Jill L., 1952-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Manchester ; New York : New York, NY, USA : Manchester University Press ; 1995
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300 |a 280 p. ;  |c 23 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-267) and index. 
505 0 |a Sexual slippage and approximation in Victorian biomedical discourse -- Sex as a continuum -- Nature and culture -- The sexual instincts -- The politics of instability -- The making of the moral mother: working class sexuality in Mary Barton -- Confession, secrecy and exhibition -- Agnes Grey and the 'animal side of life' -- Passionlessness and prostitution in Ruth -- Looking at Cleopatra: the exhibition and expression of desire in Villette -- Maternal deviance -- Wet-nurses, infanticide and the discourse of motherhood -- 'The unnaturalness of her crime': maternal instinct in Adam Bede -- Sorrow on the Sea: the business of maternity -- Madness and badness: Lady Audley's Secret -- From hysteria to maternity: Saint Teresa and the Madonna in Middlemarch. 
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