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Critical Essay by Elizabeth Lennox Keyser

SOURCE: "The Seduction of Daughters' or The Sins of the Fathers': A Marble Woman or the Mysterious Model," in Whispers in the Dark: The Fiction of Louisa May Alcott, The University of Tennessee Press, 1993, pp. 32-45.

In the following essay, Keyser argues that "Alcott uses the Gothic machinery of a highly implausibleand melodramatic story to make a number of telling points about the nature of patriarchy."

"A Marble Woman or The Mysterious Model," like Moods, deals with a motherless adolescent girl involved in ambiguous relationships with two much older men. Like the earlier sensation story "A Whisper in the Dark," it offers a sustained critique of the patriarchal model of gender relations that mystifies and immobilizes women. And like Moods, though in more cryptic form, it advocates replacing that model...

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