Feminine Subjects in Masculine Fiction

Modernity, Will and Desire, 1870–1910

  • Meredith Miller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Meredith Miller
    Pages 1-26
  3. Meredith Miller
    Pages 27-58
  4. Meredith Miller
    Pages 148-176
  5. Meredith Miller
    Pages 202-209
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 210-220

About this book


Between 1870 and 1910 male authors were actively engaged with imagining new possibilities for women, at the same time as the central female figure continued to function as a troubling and unreachable object of aesthetic desire. This book examines these inscrutable female characters who were the ground on which fiction reinvented itself as Art.


aesthetics fiction gender Henry James law Narrative time women

Authors and affiliations

  • Meredith Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Falmouth UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34691-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-34104-4
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