Family likeness : sex, marriage, and incest from Jane Austen to Virginia Woolf /

In nineteenth-century England, marriage between first cousins was both legally permitted and perfectly acceptable. After mid-century, laws did not explicitly penalize sexual relationships between parents and children, between siblings, or between grandparents and grandchildren. But for a widower to...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Main Author: Corbett, Mary Jean, 1962- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published:Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008.
Series:ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Table of Contents:
  • Making and breaking the rules : an introduction
  • "Cousins in love, &c." in Jane Austen
  • Husband, wife, and sister : making and unmaking the early Victorian family
  • Orphan stories : adoption and affinity in Charlotte Brontë
  • Intercrossing, interbreeding, and The mill on the Floss
  • Fictive kinship and natural affinities in Wives and daughters
  • Virginia Woolf and Victorian "incests."