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Title:
Boss ladies, watch out! : essays on women, sex, and writing
Author:
Castle, Terry.
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Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, 2002.
Physical Description:
xxiii, 309 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Women and literary criticism -- On Northanger Abbey -- Austen's Emma -- Ann Radcliffe's The mysteries of Udolpho -- The gothic novel -- To the friends who did not save my life -- Was Jane Austen gay? -- Sublimely bad -- Resisting Casanova -- The juvenilia of Charlotte Brontë -- Shut up, sweet Charlotte -- Always the bridesmaid, never the groom -- Flournoy's complaint -- Pipe down back there! -- Very fine is my valentine -- If everybody had a wadley -- Night and day -- The will to whimsy -- Terror on the vineyard -- Yes, you, sweetheart.
ISBN:
9780415938730

9780415938747
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Summary

Summary

A new collection of essays on literature and sexuality by one of the wittiest and most iconoclastic critics writing today.


Author Notes

Terry Castle has taught at Stanford University since 1983


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Part I
1. Women and Literary Criticismp. 3
2. On Northanger Abbeyp. 25
3. Austen's Emmap. 39
4. Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolphop. 55
5. The Gothic Novelp. 73
6. To the Friends Who Did Not Save My Lifep. 109
Part II
7. Was Jane Austen Gay?p. 125
8. Sublimely Badp. 137
9. Resisting Casanovap. 145
10. The Juvenilia of Charlotte Brontep. 153
11. Shut Up, Sweet Charlottep. 159
12. Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Groomp. 167
13. Flournoy's Complaintp. 181
14. Pipe Down Back There!p. 191
15. Very Fine Is My Valentinep. 207
16. If Everybody Had a Wadleyp. 215
17. Night and Dayp. 225
18. The Will to Whimsyp. 237
19. Terror on the Vineyardp. 245
20. Yes, You, Sweetheartp. 257
Selected Bibliographyp. 271
Indexp. 287