Necessary Madness

Necessary Madness

The Humor of Domesticity in Nineteenth-century American Literature

eBook - 1997
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This work offers an examination of the ways humour was used by major fiction writers in 19th-century America. It argues that humour served as an important tool to manage the ideology of domesticity so prevalent at the time, and shows how gender comes to bear upon comic techniques and sensibilities.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New York : 1997
ISBN: 9781280451683
1280451688
9781602560789
1602560781
9781423758891
1423758897
9780195100402
0195100409
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 236 pages) : illustrations

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