English Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2010

Publication Source

Clues: A Journal of Detection

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.

Volume

28

Issue

2

Peer Reviewed

yes

Keywords

gender roles, Victorian era