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"Stepchildren of nature": Ellen Wood, East Lynne and the spectre of female degeneracy, 1860-61.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVictorian Crime, Madness and Sensation
Subtitle of host publicationInterdisciplinary Essays
EditorsAndrew Maunder, Grace Moore
PublisherAshgate Publishing
ISBN (Print)978-0-7546-4060-8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004


The chapter discusses Ellen Wood's 1861 bestseller and sensational morality tale and its engagement with fears of degeneration and the decline of the family.

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