Emma Tennant: Women Beware Women

(208 words)
  • Gina Wisker (University of Brighton)

Woman beware Woman(The Half Mother in the US) is a compelling novel, filled with evocative imagery and language, and sensitive exploration of the psychological turmoil and memories of Minnie, the protagonist. The tale, initially concentrating on Minnie's return to Southern Ireland, the place of her happy youth, develops into a thriller as the body of Hugo, Nobel Prize wining author and owner of the house of Minnie's childhood, is found dead at home. The half mother of the title is Moura, Hugo's painter wife, who seems unmoved by his death, and who evolves as the novel progresses from a warm earth motherly sort into someone more dubious.

The village and the country house that Minnie returns to conjures up …

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.

Wisker, Gina. "Women Beware Women". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 July 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=8852, accessed 28 September 2016.]

Related Groups

  1. English Renaissance Theatre - Jacobean