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Bleak houses : marital violence in Victorian fiction

'Bleak Houses: Marital Violence in Victorian Fiction' traces novelists' engagement with the wife-assault debates in the public press between 1828 and the turn of the century
Print Book, English, ©2005
Ohio University Press, Athens, ©2005
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xiv, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780821416426, 9780821416433, 0821416421, 082141643X
Private violence in the public eye: the early writings of Charles Dickens
Domestic violence and middle-class manliness: Dombey and Son
From regency violence to Victorian feminism: the tenant of Wildfell Hall
The abused woman and the community: "Janet's Repentance"
Strange revelations: the divorce court, the newspaper, and the woman in white
The private eye and the public gaze: he knew he was right
Marital violence and the new woman: the wing of Azrael
Are women protected? Sherlock Holmes and the violent home