Monday, January 17, 2011


Michael Cohen, Sisters: Relation and Rescue in Nineteenth-Century British Novels and Paintings (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1995).

Looking at nineteenth-century British paintings and novels, Sisters argues that the rescue of one sister by another, the subject of a surprising number of works, is a metaphor for the moral rehabilitation of one woman by others in defiance of damning stereotypical constructions of women in general.

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