Why Novels Make Bad Mothers

Jackson, Jessamyn
January 1994
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Winter94, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p161
Academic Journal
Discusses the treatment of motherhood in novels at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Motherhood as a responsibility and a source of authority; Manipulation of women through the idealization of a mother's duties; Analogy between motherhood and authorship.


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