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Smile of Discontent: Humor, Gender, and Nineteenth-Century British Fiction

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Smile of Discontent: Humor, Gender, and Nineteenth-Century British Fiction - Gillooly, Eileen
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Like sex, Eileen Gillooly argues, humor has long been viewed as a repressed feature of nineteenth-century femininity. However, in the works of writers such as Jane Austen, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, and Henry James, Gillooly finds an understated, wryly amusing perspective that differs subtly but significantly in rhetoric, affect, and politics from traditional forms of comic expression. Gillooly shows how such humor became, for mostly female writers at the time, an unobtrusive and prudent means of ...

Smile of Discontent: Humor, Gender, and Nineteenth-Century British Fiction 1999, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226294025

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Smile of Discontent: Humor, Gender, and Nineteenth-Century British Fiction 1999, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226294018

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