The Fallen Angel: Chastity, Class and Women's Reading, 1835–1880
by Sally Mitchell
University of Wisconsin Press, 1981
Cloth: 978-0-87972-155-8
Library of Congress Classification PR878.W6M5
Dewey Decimal Classification 823.809352042


This book discusses the figure of the unchaste woman in a wide range of fiction written between 1835 and 1880; serious novels by Dickens, Mrs. Gaskell, Meredith, and George Eliot; popular novels that provided light reading for middle-class women (including books by Dinah Craik, Rhoda Broughton, and Ouida); sensational fiction; propaganda for social reform; and stories in cheap periodicals such as the Family Herald and the London Journal, which reached a different and far wider audience than either serious or popular novels.

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