Thou Art the Man by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1]: Scoundrel Fathers, Fugue States, and the Problematized Real in Victorian Sensation Novels

With Thou Art the Man [1], Victorian phenomenon novelist Mary Elizabeth Braddon subverts gender boundaries and generic expectations by exposing the father as a dishonest scoundrel who resorts to murder and then conceals his secret to protect his position in society. This article looks at the storey surrounding the revelation of the father’s true nature,…
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November 22, 2021 0