Dress Culture in Late Victorian Women's Fiction: Literacy, Textiles, and Activism

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Literary Criticism - 201 pages
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In her immensely readable and richly documented book, Christine Bayles Kortsch asks us to shift our understanding of late Victorian literary culture by examining its inextricable relationship with the material culture of dress and sewing.
 

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Contents

The Needle Dipped in Blood
23
The Victorian Corset
55
Haunting the Dress Shop
105
New Women Sew a New World
141
Ode to a Dishrag
179
Index
197
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Christine Bayles Kortsch is Assistant Professor in the English Department at Eastern University, USA

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