Victorian Women Writers and the Classics
Author(s): Isobel Hurst
Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK
Release date: 2006-09-14
Type: Adobe PDF
An exploration of the role of women writers in the Victorian reception of ancient Greece and Rome. The restrictions which applied to women's learning liberated them from the dullness of a traditional classical education, allowing them to respond imaginatively to classical texts using modern forms such as the novel.