Tainted Souls and Painted Faces. The Rhetoric of Fallenness in Victorian Culture.
Examines the work of Dickens, Gaskell, Rossetti, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning as relates to the topic of fallen women. She shows that the idea of fallenness is a complex historical construct key to understanding social change of the period. Cornell University Press. 1993. 250 pages, paper. NEW. $10.00