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The flirt's tragedy desire without end in Victorian and Edwardian fiction

The flirt's tragedy desire without end in Victorian and Edwardian fiction

Kaye, Richard A 1960-

Book. English.
Published Charlottesville, Virginia; London: University Press of Virginia, 2002
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Statement of responsibility: Richard A. Kaye
ISBN: 0813921007, 9780813921006
Note: Hbk.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description: viii, 246 p. ill. 25cm
Subject: Desire in literature; Mate selection in literature; American fiction History and criticism; Man-woman relationships in literature; Darwin, Charles 1809-1882 Influence; Sex in literature; English fiction 20th century History and criticism; English fiction 19th century History and criticism; Seduction in literature; Women in literature; Courtship in literature


  1. Dialectical desires: the eighteenth-century coquette and the invention of nineteenth-century fictional character
  2. The flirtation of species: Darwinian sexual selection and Victorian narrative
  3. George Eliot and Thomas Hardy: flirtation, female choice and the revision of Darwinian belief
  4. Deadly deferrals: Henry James, Edith Wharton, Gustave Flaubert, and the exhaustion of flirtatious desire
  5. "Acceptable hints of infinity": dissident desires and the erotics of countermodernism