- Among the Victorians and modernists ; 14
- Reading Malet "through the eyelashes": an introduction to her life and work / Jane Ford and Alexandra Gray -- Hysterical bodies and gothic spaces: Lucas Malet's moral dissecting-room / Louise Benson James -- "That very ugly saddle": disability, adaptation and paternal inheritance in The history of Sir Richard Calmady / Clare Walker Gore -- Vanity of vanities: the bildungsroman, corporeal fragility and the aesthetic ideal in The far horizon / Alani Hicks-Bartlett -- Mad dogs and English (new) women: grotesque gender in The carissima / Alexandra Gray -- Cosmopolitan romance and feminist aestheticism in Adrian Savage / Catherine Delyfer -- The authorial ambition of deadham hard: reimagining womanhood, profession and desire / Crescent Rainwater -- Reorienting the bildungsroman: progress narratives, queerness and disability in The history of Sir Richard Calmady and Jude the obscure / Jill Ehnenn -- Some chapter of some other story: Henry James, Lucas Malet, and the real past of the sense of the past / Talia Schaffer -- Against the English nation: the ideological proto-modernism of the far horizon / Holly Laird -- "Undecode-able wireless signals": telepathy and contamination in the survivors / Jane Ford -- In memoriam, Ernest D. Chesterfield / Lucas Malet -- Telling the untold stories: Lucas Malet's critique of an aesthetic trope / Ruth Robbins.
- "Popular novelist, female aesthete, Victorian radical and proto-modernist, Lucas Malet (Mary St. Leger Harrison, 1852-1931) was one of the most successful writers of her day, yet few of her remarkable novels remain in print. Malet was a daughter of the 'broad church' priest and well-known Victorian author Charles Kingsley; her sister Rose, uncle, Henry Kingsley and her cousin Mary Henrietta Kingsley were also published authors. Malet was part of a creative dynasty from which she drew inspiration but against which she rebelled both in her personal life and her published work. This collection brings together for the first time a selection of scholarly essays on Malet's life and writing, foregrounding her contributions to nineteenth- and twentieth-century discourses surrounding disability, psychology, religion, sexuality, the New Woman, and decadent, aesthetic and modernist cultural movements. The essays contained in this volume explore Malet's authorial experience--from both within the mainstream of the British literary tradition and, curiously, from outside it--supplementing and nuancing current debates about fin-de-siècle women's writing. The collection asks the question 'who was Lucas Malet?' and 'how--despite its popularity--did her courageous, unique and fascinating writing disappear from view for so long?'"--
- 9780367146153 hardcover ; alkaline paper
0367146150 hardcover ; alkaline paper
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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