Bleak houses : marital violence in Victorian fiction /

The Offenses Against the Person Act of 1828 opened magistrates'' courts to abused working-class wives. Newspapers in turn reported on these proceedings, and in this way the Victorian scrutiny of domestic conduct began. But how did popular fiction treat "private" family violence?...

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Main Author: Surridge, Lisa A. 1963-
Format: eBook
Published: Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2005.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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