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The Resource Victorian fiction and the insights of sympathy : an alternative to the hermeneutics of suspicion, Brigid Lowe

Victorian fiction and the insights of sympathy : an alternative to the hermeneutics of suspicion, Brigid Lowe

Label
Victorian fiction and the insights of sympathy : an alternative to the hermeneutics of suspicion
Title
Victorian fiction and the insights of sympathy
Title remainder
an alternative to the hermeneutics of suspicion
Statement of responsibility
Brigid Lowe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores the importance of sympathy as a central idea behind Victorian fiction, and an animating principle of novel reading generally. Sympathy, Brigid Lowe argues, deserves a much more important role as both a subject and a guiding principle for literary criticism." "Lowe's exploration of sympathy as part of the dynamics of reading will be of interest to academics and students working on fiction in all periods, and especially to those concerned with aesthetic and critical theory. Her investigation of the role of sympathy in a range of nineteenth-century cultural debates, in particular in relation to gender and the family, should also interest cultural historians. The argumentative momentum of Victorian Fiction and the Insights of Sympathy will appeal to anyone interested in why we do, and should, go on reading Victorian fiction."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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Lowe, Brigid.
Dewey number
823.809353
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR871
LC item number
.L69 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Anthem nineteenth century series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Sympathy in literature
Label
Victorian fiction and the insights of sympathy : an alternative to the hermeneutics of suspicion, Brigid Lowe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-250) and index
Contents
  • Introduction : critical missiles and sympathetic ink.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Charles Dickens, uncommercial space-time traveller : Dombey and Son and the ethics of history.
  • p. 23
  • 2.
  • Other people's shoes : realism, imagination and sympathy.
  • p. 61
  • 3.
  • personal, the political and the human, Part I : sympathy - a family affair?.
  • p. 123
  • 4.
  • personal, the political and the human, Part II : which family values?.
  • p. 157
  • 5.
  • personal, the political and the human, part III : 'the torn nest is pierced by the thorns' - sympathy after the family.
  • p. 203
  • Envoi : sympathetic magic.
  • p. 241
Control code
ocm71239421
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 p.
Isbn
9781843312338
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Victorian fiction and the insights of sympathy : an alternative to the hermeneutics of suspicion, Brigid Lowe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-250) and index
Contents
  • Introduction : critical missiles and sympathetic ink.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Charles Dickens, uncommercial space-time traveller : Dombey and Son and the ethics of history.
  • p. 23
  • 2.
  • Other people's shoes : realism, imagination and sympathy.
  • p. 61
  • 3.
  • personal, the political and the human, Part I : sympathy - a family affair?.
  • p. 123
  • 4.
  • personal, the political and the human, Part II : which family values?.
  • p. 157
  • 5.
  • personal, the political and the human, part III : 'the torn nest is pierced by the thorns' - sympathy after the family.
  • p. 203
  • Envoi : sympathetic magic.
  • p. 241
Control code
ocm71239421
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 p.
Isbn
9781843312338
Other physical details
ill.

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