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Woman and the Demon: The Life of a Victorian Myth

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Here is a bold new vision of Victorian culture: a study of myths of womanhood that shatters the usual generalizations about the squeezed, crushed, and ego-less Victorian woman.

Through copious examples drawn from literature, art, and biography, Auerbach reconstructs three central paradigms: the angel/demon, the old maid, and the fallen woman. She shows how these animate a p
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 1st 1984 by Harvard University Press (first published 1982)
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