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Familiar Violence: Gender and Social Upheaval in the Novels of Frances Burney Barbara Zonitch

Familiar Violence: Gender and Social Upheaval in the Novels of Frances Burney

Barbara Zonitch

Published May 28th 1997
ISBN : 9780874136180
Hardcover
167 pages
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Zonitch argues that Burneys preoccupation with violence originates in her fear that the demise of aristocratic social domination, though freeing women from its systemic abuses, nevertheless exposes them to the less predictable violence of modernMoreZonitch argues that Burneys preoccupation with violence originates in her fear that the demise of aristocratic social domination, though freeing women from its systemic abuses, nevertheless exposes them to the less predictable violence of modern life. The author demonstrates that Burneys novels, each one in dialogue with the others, compose a series whose comprehensive aim is to investigate various modern social replacements for aristocratic protection.