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By Beth Rodgers

This ebook examines the development of adolescent girlhood throughout a number of genres in the remaining many years of the 19th century. It argues that there has been a preoccupation with defining, characterising and naming adolescent girlhood at the fin de siècle. those ‘daughters of today’, ‘juvenile spinsters’ and ‘modern girls’, because the press variously termed them, occupying a borderland among early life and womanhood, have been obvious to be inextricably hooked up to overdue nineteenth-century modernity: they have been the goods of alterations occurring in schooling and employment and of the problem to standard conceptions of femininity offered through the lady query. the writer argues that the moving nature of the trendy adolescent lady made her a malleable cultural determine, and a gathering aspect for lots of of the generic debates linked to fin-de-siècle society. via juxtaposing various fabric, from children’s books and women’ magazines to New lady novels and mental experiences, the writer contextualises adolescent girlhood as a special yet advanced cultural class on the finish of the 19th century.

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