Mary Wilson Carpenter

A professor of English at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Mary Wilson Carpenter also teaches in the Women's Studies Institute. She is the author of George Eliot and the Landscape of Time: Narrative Form and Protestant Apocalyptic History and many articles on feminist criticism.

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Imperial Bibles, Domestic Bodies · Women, Sexuality, and Religion in the Victorian Market
By Mary Wilson Carpenter

Of the many literary phenomena that sprang up in eighteenth-century England and later became a staple of Victorian culture, one that has received little attention until now is the “Family Bible with Notes.” Published in serial parts to make it affordable, the Family Bible was designed to enhance the family's status and sense of national and imperial identity.

“The major strength of Imperial Bibles, Domestic Bodies is its introduction of the British Family Bible as an object of scholarly study.”

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