Mitchell, Sally THE FALLEN ANGEL: Chastity, Class and Women's Reading 1835-1880
Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green University Popular Press, (1981). 0879721553 / 9780879721558 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in red linen with titles stamped in white to the front cover and spine; in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 223 pages; bibliography; The authors' synopses; and index.
A study of the unchaste woman in fiction that also examines the ideas about how women were defined, how a woman was viewed as physically changed when not a virgin, woman's nature, her role, her relationship to man, to society, and to herself.