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The European MetropolisParis and Nineteenth-Century Irish Women Novelists$
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Matthew L. Reznicek

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781942954323

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781942954323.001.0001

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First Life—and then Fame

First Life—and then Fame

Gendered Fin-De-Siècle Cityscapes In Max

(p.139) Chapter Four First Life—and then Fame
The European Metropolis

Matthew L. Reznicek

Liverpool University Press

Katherine Cecil Thurston’s 1910 novel, Max, explores the bohemian Paris of the fin-de-siècle through the eyes of a young artist newly arrived from Russia. This young man is, however, actually a young princess in disguise, trying to escape an abusive marriage. Through the use of disguise and the New Woman figure of the female-to-male transvestite, this novel represents Paris through two competing genres: the masculine adventure narrative and the female romance.

Keywords:   Katherine Cecil Thurston, Max, Fin-de-Siècle, Adventure Narratives, Romance, Robinsonades

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