Abstract

This essay argues that The Spoils of Poynton (1897) can usefully be read in relation to the emergence of the New Woman and her demands for social equality, particularly her demand for equal property rights. James's novel treats the theme of female property ownership in terms of the new legal rights women possessed following the passing of the Married Women's Property Acts in 1870 and 1882. He also engages with the notion of gender inversion associated with the New Woman.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6555
Print ISSN
0273-0340
Pages
pp. 142-153
Launched on MUSE
2010-05-05
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.