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Francus, Marilyn
Monstrous motherhood : eighteenth-century culture and the ideology of domesticity / Marilyn Francus
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
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 4th Floor  PR448.M66 F73 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism
Mothers in literature
Mother and child in literature
Motherhood -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
Subject England -- Intellectual life -- 18th century
Physical Description xi, 297 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Mothers of the apocalypse: maternal allegory and myth in Swift and Pope -- All too human: maternal monstrosity and Hester Thrale -- Suffer the little children? the infanticidal mother in literature -- Until proven innocent: infanticide in the public record and in court -- Be monstrous or be marginal: stepmothers in literature -- Pin the tale on the stepmother: Elizabeth Allen and the Burneys -- But she's not there: the rise of the spectral mother
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