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Madcaps, Screwballs, and Con Women: The Female Trickster in American Culture
by Lori Landay
Madcaps, Screwballs, and Con Women is the first study to explore the cultural work performed by female tricksters in the "new country" of American mass consumer culture. Beginning with nineteenth-century novels such as The Hidden Hand, or Capitola the Madcap and moving through twentieth-century fiction, film, radio, and television, Lori Landay looks at how popular heroines ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by University of Pennsylvania Press
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