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Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 A Kind of Romance : Henry Handel Richardson's Maurice Guest
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Lever argues that Maurice Guest provides a "shrewd analysis of the cultural myths surrounding sexual behaviour, and that [Richardson's] dissection of romance reveals the relationship between such myths and power". In Maurice Guest women do not play the role of the submissive femme fatale. Richardson's adoption of a naturalist narrative reveals the complications of such constructions. Lever stresses that in Maurice Guest women are not "mere ciphers of masculine art" but are active participants in the world of the imagination.

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