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Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim; Critical Essays

Kandola, S (2020) Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim; Critical Essays. Journal of Victorian Culture, 25 (3). pp. 470-473. ISSN 1355-5502

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This powerful and enjoyable collection of essays reflects on the little-known work and life of the controversial late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century lesbian novelist Lucas Malet (the pen-name of Mary St Ledger Harrison). Malet, the daughter of the Christian socialist Charles Kingsley and later a Catholic convert, is perhaps best known as the author of The History of Sir Richard Calmady (1901), an extremely popular novel in its own day, about the life and loves of a disabled aristocrat and his turn to a form of charitable socialism and a mannish New Woman to escape the hereditary curse that has hitherto blighted his life. Associating with writers such as Henry James, Thomas Hardy and Vernon Lee and with her novels exploring topics such as...

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Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Victorian Culture following peer review. The version of record Sondeep Kandola, ‘Certain passages of it are quite as bad and immoral as anything that Zola has ever written’: Lucas Malet and the Victorian Bildungsroman, Journal of Victorian Culture, Volume 25, Issue 3, July 2020, Pages 470–473 is available online at: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jvcult/vcz069
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2002 Cultural Studies, 2005 Literary Studies, 2103 Historical Studies
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Divisions: Humanities & Social Science
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
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Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2021 11:17
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2022 00:50
DOI or ID number: 10.1093/jvcult/vcz069
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14465
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