This thesis proposes to examine six novels of the period 1890-1910 for evidence of new trends in the treatment of women in fiction and for signs of social criticism. The novels chosen are major works of representative British and American realists and naturalists. The authors to be considered, Thomas Hardy, Stephen Crane, George Moore, George Gissing, Theodore Dreiser, and Arnold Bennett, were writers who, in varying degrees, came under the influence of the Continental writers who were the cause of the aforementioned controversy.
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First Committee Member (Chair)
Cecil Vivian Wicker
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Thomas Hardy, Stephen Crane, George Moore, George Gissing, Theodore Dreiser, Arnold Bennett, Realism, Naturalism, Gender Studies
Richards, Gertrude M.. "Trends in the Treatment of Women in Fiction, 1890-1910." (1947). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/engl_etds/187