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Poison at the Source
by Penny Brown
An examination of a number of English women novelists who portrayed the crises and conflicts in the development of the female consciousness as a response to the anomalies of the rapidly changing world of the early twentieth century when opportunities for self-expression and fulfilment were beginning to open up for women but nineteenth-century values and prejudices still ...more
Hardcover, 259 pages
Published March 10th 1992 by Palgrave Schol, Print UK
(first published December 1st 1991)
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This book takes as its premise Dorothy Richardson's statement that women suffer from a 'poison at the source'. As a result, it takes a rather bleak view on female self-development in the early twentieth century novel. Nevertheless, she provides a critical analysis of White (as early as 1992) which is useful.