By Beth Rodgers

ISBN-10: 3319326236

ISBN-13: 9783319326238

This publication examines the development of adolescent girlhood throughout quite a number genres in the remaining many years 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 youth and womanhood, have been visible to be inextricably hooked up to overdue nineteenth-century modernity: they have been the goods of alterations happening in schooling and employment and of the problem to conventional conceptions of femininity offered 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 everyday debates linked to fin-de-siècle society. through juxtaposing different fabric, from children’s books and ladies’ magazines to New girl novels and mental stories, the writer contextualises adolescent girlhood as a different yet complicated cultural classification on the finish of the 19th century.

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