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Moss, Sarah
Spilling the beans : eating, cooking, reading and writing in British women's fiction, 1770-1830 / Sarah Moss
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, c2009
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 4th Floor  PR830.F65 M67 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism
English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Food in literature
Physical Description 202 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-201) and index
Contents Eating her words: the politics of commensality in Frances Burney's fiction and letters -- The maternal aliment: feeding daughters in the works of Mary Wollstonecraft -- The bill of fare: the politics of food in Maria Edgeworth's children's fiction -- Eating for Britain: food, family and national identity in Susan Ferrier's fiction -- Afterword
Note The study of food in literature complicates established critical positions. This title explores the relation in the context of late 18th and early 19th century women's fiction, where concerns about bodily, economic and intellectual productivity and consumption power decades of novels, conduct books and popular medicine

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