Pamela K. Gilbert
Standard Name: Gilbert, Pamela K.
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Critic Pamela Gilbert points to the importance of this book, and specifically of the character Cigarette, in the history of nineteenth-century fiction. Although Ouida later explicitly disapproved of the New Woman movement, Gilbert thinks it...
The Athenæum criticized the novel for its monotonous misery and suggested that the author should have left religious speculation alone instead of using the novel to insist that Christianity as a Religion of Love is...
It was revised, expanded, and then issued in two volumes by 20 April 1867 (several months before the earlier-written novel). It reached a second edition late that year. A scholarly edition by Pamela K. Gilbert
In this work Ouida uses an incantatory, lyrical, biblical style to give an effect of timelessness; though the tale opens in Christian Normandy, she frequently invokes the Greek gods. Her protagonist, Folle-Farine (Crazy Flour...
The collection included essays on The New Woman and Female Suffrage, the first of which provides an oft-quoted passage: there are conspicuous at the present two words which designate unmitigated bores: The Workingman and...
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