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Searching the heart : women, men, and romantic love in nineteenth-century America /

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Responsibility
Karen Lystra.
Date of Publication
1989
Format
Text
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Responsibility
Karen Lystra.
Alternate Title
Women, men, and romantic love in nineteenth-century America.
Author
Lystra, Karen.
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Date of Publication
1989
Physical Description
ix, 336 pages ; 25 cm.
Format
Text
ISBN
0195058178
9780195058178
0195074769
9780195074765
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction -- The "pen is the tongue of the absent": reading and writing nineteenth-century love letters -- Falling in love: individualism and the romantic self -- "Lie still and think of the empire": sexuality in Victorian courtship and marriage -- Secrecy, sin and sexual enticement: the integration of public and private life worlds -- Blurring separate spheres: sex-role boundaries and behavior -- Testing romantic love: Victorian courtship rituals and the dramas of private life -- Husbands and wives: duty-bound roles and unaccountable love -- Not for God only: patriarchy, religion, and romantic love.
Subjects
Love
Love-letters -- United States
Courtship -- United States
Sex customs -- United States
Collection
Wolfgram Memorial Lbrary Collection
Call Number
GT2703 .L97 1989
Websites
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