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The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900Girls and the Transition to Womanhood$
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Sarah Bilston

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199272617

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272617.001.0001

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‘Launched into the ocean of life’

‘Launched into the ocean of life’

Navigating the Transition to Womanhood in 1850s Fiction

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(p.25) 1 ‘Launched into the ocean of life’
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The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900
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SARAH BILSTON

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272617.003.0002

This chapter focuses on the mother-daughter relations during a daughter's transition to womanhood. It presents several viewpoints of this stage from various writers based on their written publications. Through romance fiction, it illustrates the influence that mothers have on their daughters during this stage.

Keywords:   womanhood, mother-daughter relations, romance fiction

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