Abstract

Abstract:

This essay investigates the theme of female empowerment in William Morris's late prose romances: The Wood Beyond the World (1894), The Well at the World's End (1896), and The Water of the Wondrous Isles (1897). The comparative analysis of these narratives offered here demonstrates how Morris, a Victorian writer, gradually liberates his heroines from stereotypical constructs of femininity generated by the tradition of chivalric romances and Victorian sensibility.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2470-3486
Print ISSN
1942-7190
Pages
pp. 1-25
Launched on MUSE
2018-02-01
Open Access
No
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