Publisher description for Their fathers' daughters : Hannah More, Maria Edgeworth, and patriarchal complicity / Elizabeth Kowaleski-Wallace.

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Current feminist theory has developed powerful explanations for some women writers' rebellion against patriarchy. But other women writers did not rebel; rather, they supported and celebrated patriarchy. Examining the lives and selected works of two late eighteenth-century writers, Hannah More and Maria Edgeworth, this book explores what it means for a woman writer to identify with her father and the patriarchal tradition he represents. Kowaleski-Wallace exposes the psychological, social, and historical factors that motivated such an identification, and reveals the consequences that result from being a "daddy's girl."

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History.
English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
More, Hannah, -- 1745-1833 -- Political and social views.
Edgeworth, Maria, -- 1767-1849 -- Political and social views.
Fathers and daughters in literature.
Patriarchy in literature.