9780230535855

Women, Privacy and Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century British Writing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230535855

  • ISBN10:

    0230535852

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Wendy Gan uses privacy as a means to explore what modernity meant to British women of the early twentieth century.

Author Biography

WENDY GAN is Assistant Professor at the School of English, University of Hong Kong.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Reconfiguring Domestic Space for Female Privacy: the Garden, the Study and the Roomp. 20
Public Privacy: Women, the City and the Carp. 47
Privileging Privacy: the Pre-Modern Role Models of the Witch and the Primitivep. 76
'We Have Gone Recreation-mad': Leisure, Privacy and Modern Domestic Identityp. 104
The Loss of a Private World: Women, Privacy and Novels of Adulteryp. 130
Conclusionp. 158
Notesp. 163
Bibliographyp. 172
Indexp. 181
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