Using private diary writing as her model, Catherine Delafield investigates the cultural significance of nineteenth-century women's writing and reading practices. Examining historical and fictional diaries by authors such as Frances Burney, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anne BrontAl, Wilkie Collins and Bram Stoker, Delafield reveals the ideological discrepancy between the private diary and its performance in the role of narrator, offering fresh insights into domesticity, authorship, and the diary as a feminine form and model for narrative.In A Literature of Their Own, Elaine Showalter describes a#39;golden-haired killers whose actions are a sardonic commentary on the real feelings of the Angel in the Housea#39;. Showalter parallels criminal secrets with the domestic ones whichanbsp;...
|Title||:||Women's Diaries as Narrative in the Nineteenth-century Novel|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2009-01-01|