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Author Ballaster, Rosalind.

Title Seductive forms : women's amatory fiction from 1684-1740 / Ros Ballaster
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992


Description 1 online resource (232 pages)
Contents The rise of the novel: gender and genre in theories of prose fiction -- Observing the forms: amatory fiction and the constitution of a female reader -- "A devil on't, the woman damns the poet": Aphra Behn's fictions of feminine identity -- "A genius for love": sex as politics in Delarivier Manley's scandal fiction -- "Preparatives to love": fiction as seduction in Eliza Haywood's amatory prose -- Conclusion: The decline of amatory fiction: re(de)fining the female form
Summary This book explores the ways in which three women novelists of the late-17th and early-18th centuries challenged and reworked both contemporary gender ideologies and generic convention
Analysis English fiction By Women
Romantic fiction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-225) and index
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Subject Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689 -- Fictional works
Manley, Delarivier, -1724 -- Fictional works
Haywood, Eliza Fowler, 1693?-1756 -- Criticism and interpretation
Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689
Haywood, Eliza Fowler, 1693?-1756
Manley, Delarivier, -1724
Behn, Aphra, (1640-1689) -- Critique et interprétation.
Manley, Mary de la Riviere, (1663-1724) -- Critique et interprétation.
Haywood, Eliza, (1693?-1756) -- Critique et interprétation.
English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century
Erotic stories, English -- History and criticism
Fiction -- Authorship -- Sex differences
Seduction in literature.
Literary form.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Criticism and interpretation
English fiction -- Women authors
Erotic stories, English
Fiction -- Authorship -- Sex differences
Literary form
Seduction in literature
Women and literature
Vrouwelijke auteurs.
Séduction -- Dans la littérature.
Roman anglais -- Femmes écrivains -- Histoire et critique.
Littérature anglaise -- 18e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Littérature anglaise -- Thèmes, motifs.
Femmes et littérature -- Grande-Bretagne -- 1603-1714 (Stuarts)
Femmes et littérature -- Grande-Bretagne -- 18e siècle.
Littérature anglaise -- 17e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Littérature française -- Histoire et critique -- 17e siècle.
Femmes écrivains anglaises.
18.05 English literature.
18.06 Anglo-American literature.
Great Britain
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585352666