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By Beth Rodgers

ISBN-10: 3319326236

ISBN-13: 9783319326238

This e-book examines the development of adolescent girlhood throughout a variety of genres in the remaining a long time of the 19th century. It argues that there has been a preoccupation with defining, characterising and naming adolescent girlhood at the fin de siècle. those ‘daughters of today’, ‘juvenile spinsters’ and ‘modern girls’, because the press variously termed them, occupying a borderland among adolescence and womanhood, have been obvious to be inextricably hooked up to past due nineteenth-century modernity: they have been the goods of alterations happening in schooling and employment and of the problem to conventional conceptions of femininity provided by way of the girl query. the writer argues that the transferring nature of the trendy adolescent lady made her a malleable cultural determine, and a gathering aspect for lots of of the commonplace debates linked to fin-de-siècle society. through juxtaposing assorted fabric, from children’s books and ladies’ magazines to New girl novels and mental experiences, the writer contextualises adolescent girlhood as a different yet advanced cultural type on the finish of the 19th century.

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