Added: October 11, 2014 – Last updated: June 27, 2015


Author: Dawn A. Nawrot

Title: ‘Nothing But Violent Methods Will Do’

Subtitle: Heterosexual Rape and the Violation of Female Friendship

In: Interpreting Sexual Violence, 1660-1800

Edited by: Anne Greenfield

Place: London

Publisher: Pickering & Chatto

Year: 2013

Pages: 119-129 and 199-201

Series: The Body, Gender and Culture 14

ISBN-13: 9781848934399 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 18th Century | English History Representations: Literature / Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding


Link: EBSCOhost (Restricted Access)

Link: University Publishing Online (Restricted Access)


Abstract: »Dawn A. Nawrot takes up the question of female agency, not in victims of sexual violence, but in female accessories to these crimes. Nawrot examines Daniel Defoe's Roxana and Henry Fielding's Tom Jones, in which female characters assist or attempt to assist) men in traumatic acts of sexual violence. These corrupted, mercenary female characters act as an important index to eighteenth-century attitudes towards women's participation in modes of patriarchy, as well as towards contemporary political anxieties about individuals' roles in social contracts.« (Source: Anne Greenfield. »Introduction.« Interpreting Sexual Violence, 1660-1800. Edited by Anne Greenfield. London 2013: 10)


  Friendship as a Social Contract (p. 121)
  The Virtues and Vices of Friendship (p. 122)
  Tom Jones (p. 124)

Wikipedia: Daniel Defoe: Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress; Henry Fielding: The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling