By Victoria Cross
Showing within the ultimate yr of Victoria's reign, Anna Lombard captured many preoccupations of the fin-de-siecle interval and driven them past the limits of Victorian acceptability in the direction of the larger freedoms of the 20 th century. This highly well known novel (thirty variations, six million copies offered) examines female and male sexuality, extending the proposal of recent lady feminism and providing a brand new masculinity to check it. Its transgressive interracial sexual and social family are set in a hugely eroticized Indian panorama and opposed to the rigidities of Victorian imperialism. Anna Lombard demanding situations and subverts a variety of the main fiercely defended ideologies of its time. for contemporary readers conversant in overdue Victorian conventions, it keeps its energy to shock and surprise, and extends our wisdom and figuring out of the ways that Victorian writers mirrored and built social attitudes. For all readers, then as now, it truly is mesmerisingly readable. This re-creation will expand figuring out of women's writing of the interval, and introduces a brand new new release of readers to the paintings of a as soon as well known and continuously engrossing novelist, Victoria move (a pen identify of Annie Sophie Cory).
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