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Disciplines of Virtue: Girls` Culture in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries Hardcover – Apr 26 1995

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Vallone (English, Texas A&M) analyzes novels and plays, including Pamela, Eveline, Alice in Wonderland, and Little Women, conduct manuals, religious tracts, and redemptive institutions for "fallen" girls to illustrate the character traits society found proper for adolescent girls in the 18th and 19th centuries. She contrasts these traits with those approved for boys in books like Tom Saywer and finds a significant disparity. Her analysis is convincing, but at times shifts of subject are too abrupt. Chapter 1 begins with a quote from a 16th-century sermon, but its pertinence is not explained for several paragraphs. Plot synopses of the less well known texts would also be helpful. Nevertheless, this is an interesting and well-documented study; recommended for academic libraries.
Sharon Firestone, Ross-Blakley Law Lib., Arizona State Univ., Tempe
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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