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By Susan Heinzelman

ISBN-10: 0804756805

ISBN-13: 9780804756808

Unruly ladies aren't usually represented in an exceptional mild. even if old, or fictional, disruptive ladies with their actual or imagined excesses have lengthy supplied the fabric for literary and felony narratives. This probing new paintings analyzes a chain of literary, felony, and old texts to illustrate the patience of convinced gender stereotypes. In her 1820 adultery trial, Queen Caroline was once depicted in a comic strip using into the home of Lords on a black ram that had the face of her Italian lover. As this booklet unearths, a couple of girls, remembered principally for his or her insubordinate presence, have metaphorically "ridden the black ram" within the final seven-hundred years. Heinzelman's historicized knowing of the connection among legislations and literature unearths a disquieting development within the criminal and literary representations of girls and gives a brand new attractiveness of the importance of sexuality and gender within the manner we narrate our world.

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