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The Brother-Sister Culture in Nineteenth-Century Literature: From Austen to Woolf
This book argues that brother-sister relationships--idealized by the Romantics and intensified in 19th-century English domestic culture--is a neglected key to understanding Victorian gender relations. Attracted by the apparent purity of the sibling bond, novelists and poets also acknowledged its innate ambivalence and instability, through conflicting patterns of sublimated ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published March 20th 2002 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Sanders provides an incredibly detailed overview of nineteenth century brother/sister relationships between authors and in literature. This book should be read by any scholar of nineteenth century studies, or student interested in Georgian or Victorian novels. As someone who has already read most of the works mentioned, I felt Sanders illuminated both the tensions and simple comfort that could exist within sibling relationships, highlighting the easy familiarity, stability, and dedication that ...more