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The woman's novel is a time period used to explain fiction which, whereas immensely well known between trained girls readers, sits uneasily among low and high tradition. Clare Hanson argues that this hybrid prestige displays the ambivalent place of its authors and readers, as proficient girls stuck among identity with the male-gendered highbrow tradition and a counter-experience of woman embodiment. via six case reports, the illustration of a 'mind/body challenge' is explored within the fiction of Rosamond Lehmann, Elizabeth Bowen, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret Drabble, A.S.Byatt and Anita Brookner.

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