Women in the Novels of Benito Pérez Galdós and Eça De Queiroz

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This work offers a comparative study with regard to the treatment of women in the literature of Benito Pérez Galdós and Eça de Queiroz. Adopting a feminist approach, the author links themes affecting women as wives and mothers (education, religion, work and consumerism) to patterns in the novelists’ writing


“Informed from the outset by a solid awareness of feminist writing about Galdós, and of the much smaller body of similar work on Eça, Dr. Scott follows out her own refreshingly direct approach, grounded in much keen-sighted reading of the novels.” - Nicholas Round FBA, Professor Emeritus, University of Sheffield

“This book will make a significant scholarly contribution to the understanding of a major nineteenth-century cultural and moral phenomenon and its depiction by two novelists with comparable backgrounds but different experience and temperament.” - E. J. Rodgers, Emeritus Professor of Spanish and Latin-American Studies, University of Strathclyde

“Dr. Scott has rendered her readers an invaluable service.” - Dr. Patricia Anne Obder de Baubeta, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Cátedra Gil Vicente

Table of Contents

Foreword by Nicholas Round
Table of Comparative Chronology
1 Introduction: The Historical Context
2 “A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing”
3 Dear God: The Price of Religion for Women
4 For Want of a Job
5 The Love of a Good Woman
6 Birth-Rights

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