||The Bildungsroman, the romantic nation, and the marriage plot / Ian Duncan -- Darwin's marriage plots: unplotting courtship in late Victorian fiction / Elisha Cohn -- Mythic marriage: Haggard, Frazer, Hardy, and the anthropology of myth / Kathy Psomiades -- Playing the princess: enacting and resisting marriage in the Victorian school story / Kelly Hager -- The longue durée of political Bildungsromane: putting George Eliot into dialogue with Danish television / Lauren M.E. Goodlad -- 'Til death do us part: marriage, murder, and confession / Marlene Tromp -- Marriage, modernity, and the transimperial / Sukanya Banerjee -- "Even supposing-": reading/writing outside the marriage plot in Dickens fan fiction / Holly Furneaux -- Disabling marriage: communities of care in Our mutual friend / Talia Schaffer -- Extra man: dining out beyond the marriage plot in Our mutual friend / Helena Michie -- Afterword: Real figures / Mary Jean Corbett.
||"Employs transimperial reading, queer theory, disability studies, and philosophies of the formation of human society to scrutinize nineteenth-century marriage--grappling with questions of women's relation to education, careers, science, and crime and aiming to widen the repertoire of critical questions asked about how fiction represents conjugal coupling"-- Provided by publisher.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-259) and index.|
|Genre/form||Criticism, interpretation, etc.|
|ISBN||0814213685 (cloth ; alk. paper)|