The image of the unmarried mother in the novel

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dc.contributor.advisor Eddy, Darlene Mathis, 1937- en_US Lindberg, Laurie K. en_US 2011-06-03T19:32:25Z 2011-06-03T19:32:25Z 1979 en_US 1979
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1979 .L56 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis identifies and discusses three specific approaches to the subject of the unmarried mother in the British and American novel. The novels used to illustrate the perspective of the unmarried mother as a tragic figure are Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson, Adam Bede by George Eliot, Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, and Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser. The novels considered in the discussion of the second approach, that of the unmarried mother as a sacrificial figure, are George Moore's Esther Waters, Fannie Hurst's Lummox, Ethel Wilson’s Lilly's Story, and Joyce Carol Oates's A Garden of Earthly Delights. In examining the third approach to the unmarried mother, which perceives of her as a human being who grows in self-awareness and sensitivity to others through her experience, these novels have been used: The L-Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks, The Millstone by Margaret Drabble, Jane by Dee Wells, and Give Me One Good Reason by Norma Klein.
dc.format.extent ii, 92 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Unmarried mothers. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mothers in literature. en_US
dc.title The image of the unmarried mother in the novel en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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