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The Massarenes (1897) by Ouida

The Massarenes (1897) by Ouida

King, Andrew ORCID: 0000-0003-2348-4231 (ed.) (2011) The Massarenes (1897) by Ouida. In: King, Andrew ORCID: 0000-0003-2348-4231, (ed.) New Woman Fiction 1881-1899 (part III), 7 . Pickering and Chatto Publishers, London, UK. ISBN 978 1 85196 643 1

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This is the first critical edition of Ouida's last completed full-length novel, a political and social satire of Britain in the 1890s, particularly concerned with the revenge of the colonised on the coloniser.
Ouida (birth name: Maria Louise Ramé) was a particularly vocal opponent of the radical New Woman despite creating numerous example of the type during her prolific writing career and, as an assertive independent single woman, in many ways acting as one herself. The Massarenes centres on the Irish Massarene family and their entrance into the highest echelons of Society. William Massarene’s daughter, Katherine, rejects what she regards as ill-gotten gains, however, and, a true "Individualist", follows her own path. The work is a summa of the nineteenth century, the novel reworks plots from Trollope, Ouida herslef, Jane Austen and many others.

Item Type: Edited Book
Additional Information: [1] Volume 7 is part of a series 'New Woman Fiction, 1881–1899' (General editor: Carolyn W de la L Oulton). The series consists of 3 parts, each part consists of 3 volumes.
Uncontrolled Keywords: individualism, new woman, decadence, consumer society, European aristocracy, colonialism, post-colonialism, Ireland, politics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
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