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Author Francus, Marilyn.
Title Monstrous motherhood : eighteenth-century culture and the ideology of domesticity / Marilyn Francus.
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
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 Floor4  PR448.M66 F73 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xi, 297 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Mothers of the apocalypse: maternal allegory and myth in Swift and Pope -- All too human: maternal monstrosity and Hester Thrale -- Suffer the little children? the infanticidal mother in literature -- Until proven innocent: infanticide in the public record and in court -- Be monstrous or be marginal: stepmothers in literature -- Pin the tale on the stepmother: Elizabeth Allen and the Burneys -- But she's not there: the rise of the spectral mother.
Subject English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Mothers in literature.
Mother and child in literature.
Motherhood -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
England -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
ISBN 9781421407371
OCLC number 855235869