Weliver, Phyllis: Women Musicians in Victorian Fiction, 1860–1900 (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780754601265

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Subtitle: Representations of Music, Science & Gender in the Leisured Home Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents: Introduction; Musical women in England, 1860-1900; Harmony and discord in the self: music, mesmerism and mental science; Female power in sensation fiction; Dissonance and fugue in The Mystery of Edwin Drood; George Eliot: melody, evolution and aesthetics; Recapitulation and natural selection in The Mill on the Floss; Sexual selection and music: Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda; Conclusion: Trilby; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.