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Kaye, Richard A.

The Flirt's Tragedy

Desire without End in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction Richard A. Kaye

In the flirtation plots of novels by Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and W. M. Thackeray, heroines learn sociability through competition with naughty coquette-doubles. In the writing of George Eliot and Thomas Hardy, flirting harbors potentially tragic consequences, a perilous game then adapted by... More