By Lee Anna Maynard

ISBN-10: 0786445556

ISBN-13: 9780786445554

This quantity explores boredom as a potential strength for strong within the Victorian novel. In Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847), George Eliot’s Middlemarch (1871-72), and Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady (1881), boredom is a vital ability in which lady characters may be able to in attaining a better experience of self-awareness. In her dialogue of those works, the writer examines either the deleterious and restorative facets of boredom and exhibits how this refined subject matter has endured for use via extra smooth authors.

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