Finance and Money as Represented in Nineteenth-Century Literature Women And Money - Essay

Women And Money

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Philip Collins (essay date 1982)

SOURCE: "Business and Bosoms: Some Trollopian Concerns," in Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Vol. 37, No. 3, December, 1982, pp. 293-315.

[In the following essay, Collins examines Trollope's use of the financial worries of women—a prominent feature in Trollope 's fiction. Collins pays particular attention to the concern of Trollope's female characters with fortune hunting and marrying for money (rather than for love), which was considered the main way in which women could acquire wealth in the nineteenth-century.]

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