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By Lyn Pykett

The women's sensation novel of the 1860s and the hot girl fiction of the Eighteen Nineties have been significant examples of a perceived female invasion of fiction which brought on a serious furore of their day.
either genres, with their surprising, `fast' heroines, fired the preferred mind's eye by way of placing girl sexuality at the literary time table and undermining the `proper female' perfect to which nineteenth-century ladies and fictional heroines have been imagined to aspire.
via exploring in extraordinary intensity and breadth the fabric and discursive stipulations within which those novels have been produced, The `Improper' Feminine attracts cognizance to key gendered interrelationships in the literary and wider cultures of the mid-Victorian and fin-de-di├Ęcle classes.

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