Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Irish Women'S Writing, 1878-1922Advancing the Cause of Liberty$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Anna Pilz and Whitney Standlee

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780719097584

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719097584.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MANCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Manchester University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSO for personal use (for details see http://www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 25 June 2017

‘She’s nothin’ but a shadda’: the politics of marriage in late Mulholland

‘She’s nothin’ but a shadda’: the politics of marriage in late Mulholland

Chapter:
(p.33) 2 ‘She’s nothin’ but a shadda’: the politics of marriage in late Mulholland
Source:
Irish Women'S Writing, 1878-1922
Author(s):

James H. Murphy

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719097584.003.0003

This chapter identifies an almost campaigning urgency in much of Rosa Mulholland’s fiction in the cause of women’s advancement, energised for much of her career by a progressive optimism. However, this chapter focuses on two late novels, The Return of Mary O’Murrough (1908) and Norah of Waterford (1915). Here the realism that accompanied the optimism of her earlier work gives way to a pessimism concerning the relationship between gender and economics as women struggle for happiness in a world where erotic love and marriage are tied in with material security.

Keywords:   Rosa Mulholland, Marriage market, Economics, Land War, Migration

Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.