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Dangerous Women: Vera Caspary’s Rewriting of 'Lady Audley’s Secret' in 'Bedelia'
Clues: A Journal of Detection
  • Laura Vorachek, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2010
Abstract
Considering Vera Caspary's Bedelia as a reimagining of Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret allows for a new critical interpretation that refutes the typical view of Bedelia as reinforcing traditional gender roles. Instead, Caspary critiques World War II America by bringing Victorian concerns with female roles into the twentieth century.
Inclusive pages
69-76
ISBN/ISSN
0742-4248
Document Version
Published Version
Comments

Clues: A Journal of Detection. This article was originally published in Clues, Vol. 28, No. 2.

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher
McFarland & Company Inc.
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Keywords
  • gender roles,
  • Victorian era
Citation Information
Laura Vorachek. "Dangerous Women: Vera Caspary’s Rewriting of 'Lady Audley’s Secret' in 'Bedelia'" Clues: A Journal of Detection Vol. 28 Iss. 2 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/laura_vorachek/8/