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Lever examines Joseph Furphy's attitude towards the plots and narrative techniques of nineteenth century lady novelists in Such is Life, and finds that the subversive nature of the narrative creates a text more feminist than critics have acknowledged. Employing Ada Cambridge's novels for comparison, Lever demonstrates that this feminism is produced by Furphy's destablizing use of romantic and realist modes. Lever concludes that, while Cambridge appears quite conservative in this comparison, her narratives tested the restrictive form of the newspaper serial and, therefore, must be reconsidered in this context because Furphy wrote with no such restrictions.


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