Frank Norris | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Paul Civello

This literature criticism consists of approximately 30 pages of analysis & critique of Frank Norris.
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Critical Essay by Paul Civello

SOURCE: Civello, Paul. “Evolutionary Feminism, Popular Romance, and Frank Norris's ‘Man's Woman’.” Studies in American Fiction 24, no. 1 (spring 1996): 23-44.

In the following essay, Civello discusses the recurrent character-type in Norris's fiction known as the “man's woman.”

The late nineteenth century was a period of intense ideological struggle—in fact, a period of several struggles that often overlapped and intersected. The well-known clash between evolution and Christianity, for example, has tended to obscure a less conspicuous battle within the evolutionary camp itself that pitted Darwin and his supporters against evolutionary-minded advocates for woman's emancipation. These late nineteenth-century feminists took issue with the conclusions Darwin had reached in The Descent of Man, using the same evidence he had adduced to support his contention that...

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