While the New Man figures as a "failed experiment" (22) in the novels discussed in this chapter, MacDonald finds nonetheless an implicit acknowledgement of the need for change in the social forms of gender, in romantic relationships between men and women, and in the novel as a genre equipped to engage with the changes already underway in the late-Victorian period
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-206
Number of pages9
JournalPapers on Language and Literature
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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