By Beth Rodgers

ISBN-10: 3319326236

ISBN-13: 9783319326238

This e-book examines the development of adolescent girlhood throughout various genres in the last a long time 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 adolescence and womanhood, have been noticeable to be inextricably hooked up to past due nineteenth-century modernity: they have been the goods of adjustments occurring in schooling and employment and of the problem to conventional conceptions of femininity provided via the lady query. the writer argues that the moving nature of the fashionable adolescent woman made her a malleable cultural determine, and a gathering element for lots of of the widespread debates linked to fin-de-siècle society. through juxtaposing different fabric, from children’s books and ladies’ magazines to New lady novels and mental reports, the writer contextualises adolescent girlhood as a special yet complicated cultural classification on the finish of the 19th century.

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