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dc.contributor.advisorLedbetter, Kathrynen_US
dc.contributor.authorMaxwell, Bethany N. ( )
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-14T17:11:54Z
dc.date.available2011-09-14T17:11:54Z
dc.date.issued2011-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationMaxwell, B. (2011). Beyond scandal: Seeking morality in sensation fiction (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/2521
dc.description.abstractContemporary critics condemned sensation novels on the grounds of excessive immorality. However, three of the most popular sensation novels display a pattern of increased social status as a reward for good behavior is common, clearly suggesting that notions about the genre as immoral are misguided. The thesis demonstrates the ways upward social migration rewards good behavior, while the downward spiral of those in social power as punishment for immoral behavior indicates that the sensation novel actually supports a very traditional framework of Victorian morality, rather than disrupting morality.en_US
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dc.format.extent78 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectSensation fictionen_US
dc.subjectSensation literatureen_US
dc.subjectSensation novelen_US
dc.subjectVictorian novelen_US
dc.subjectCollins, Wilkieen_US
dc.subjectWood, Ellenen_US
dc.subjectBraddon, Mary Elizabethen_US
dc.subjectVictorian moralityen_US
dc.subjectThe Woman in Whiteen_US
dc.subjectLady Audley's Secreten_US
dc.subjectEast Lynneen_US
dc.titleBeyond Scandal: Seeking Morality in Sensation Fictionen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLeder, Priscillaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRosenberg, Teyaen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish
thesis.degree.disciplineLiteratureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcosen_US
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
txstate.departmentEnglish


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