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By William Shakespeare

"I suppose that i've got spent part my occupation with one or one other Pelican Shakespeare in my again pocket. comfort, even if, is the least very important element of the hot Pelican Shakespeare sequence. here's a chic and transparent textual content for both the research or the practice session room, notes the place you would like them and the prestigious scholarship of the final editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who keep in mind that those are performs for functionality in addition to nice texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart)

The unusual Pelican Shakespeare sequence, which has bought greater than 4 million copies, is now thoroughly revised and repackaged.
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Nineteenth-century writers were well aware of the importance of beauty, including slenderness, in women’s lives, so discussions of the existence of a Victorian “beauty myth” do not merely impose a twenty-first-century concept upon the nineteenth century. Beauty has, of course, concerned both men and women throughout history, but Ellis’s statement alludes to a specific body type that many women cultivated in order to conform to a fashionable Victorian silhouette, “to wear precisely the same kind of dress” as their neighbors.

I then analyze the work of three of the Victorian era’s most popular authors, John Ruskin, Lewis Carroll, and Kate Greenaway, examining the ways that all three authors validate the body of the pre-pubescent girl over that of the adult woman. By symbolically arresting the development of their heroines, these authors parallel the behavior of the anorexic woman, who starves her body in order to forestall sexual maturation. My third chapter resumes chapter ’s analysis of the control and denial of female appetite, and the representation of female body size, through readings of Charlotte Bront¨e.

CHAPTER  Waisted women: reading Victorian slenderness The extraordinary variety that is woman’s body is systematically ignored in our culture. The richness of our different shapes is reduced to the overriding image of slimness. Susie Orbach, Fat is a Feminist Issue It has always appeared to me to be one of the greatest existing absurdities, that a whole community of people, differing in complexion, form, and feature, as widely as the same species can differ, should . . desire to wear precisely the same kind of dress.

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