The Femme Fatale in Victorian Literature: The Danger and the Sexual Threat

by Jennifer Hedgecock

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Preface


Introduction


Chapter 1: The Femme Fatale Masquerading Beyond Fallenness


Chapter 2: “The Old Writing on the Wall”: Dickens’ Fatal Woman Rosa Dartle


Chapter 3: The Cultural Phenomenon of the Mid-Victorian Femme Fatale


Chapter 4: Social Class Anxieties and Gender Definition in Lady Audley’s Secret


Chapter 5: Sexual Danger and the Threat of the Femme Fatale in Armadale


Chapter 6: Fallen or Fatal? Feminine Representation of Hardy’s Tess


Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index


 

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