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Rehabilitating Catherine Dickens: Memory and Authorial Agency in Gaynor Arnold's Neo-Victorian Biofiction Girl in a Blue Dress

Ford, Kathryne


Critical work exploring Girl in a Blue Dress (2008), Gaynor Arnold’s biofictional account of Charles and Catherine Dickens’ marriage, predominantly focuses on the long-silenced wife’s opportunity to speak at last, as the Catherine Dickens character (re-christened Dorothea Gibson by Arnold) determines to complete her late husband Alfred Gibson’s unfinished final novel. However, the significance of confronting and constructing memory in the novel has garnered surprisingly little critical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies
Access Rights: Open Access


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