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The character of beauty in the Victorian novel

Author: Lori Hope Lefkovitz
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Research Press, ©1987.
Series: Nineteenth-century studies (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Lefkovitz, Lori Hope, 1956-
Character of beauty in the Victorian novel.
Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Research Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)563596821
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lori Hope Lefkovitz
ISBN: 0835717550 9780835717557
OCLC Number: 14359081
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Brown University, 1984.
Description: viii, 243 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: a book by its cover "The Algonquin Cinderella" --
2. The Eye of the beholder: reader as spectator --
3. The Bodies and spirits of the age: competing categories of value in nineteenth-century England. Art and nature. Nature and nurture. Delicacy and health: Pygmalion's Galatea and Little Nell --
4. Shaping the body to fit the eye: Austen's Persuasion as a romantic cinderella --
4. Charm: the nature of art. Beginning with the beginning of Middlemarch. Mothers and harlots, bedrooms and battlefields: Hebrew scriptures and Midrash. Spenser's Una and Duessa; Milton's Dalila. The bequest of the jewel box: Scott's Ivanhoe. Thackeray's Rebeccas. Concluding Middlemarch. Jewel caskets after Middlemarch. The future of an allusion --
6. Grace: the birth of breeding. Male beauty contests: Daphnis and Chloe and Wuthering Heights. The wild boy of Aveyron: Itard's diary and Shuttuck's The forbidden experiment. Coats and tales: Joseph in Hebrew scriptures, Midrash and Koran. Joseph and Daphis: Fielding's Joseph Andrews. Beauty in the beast: Wuthering Heights. Wild in the third story: Jane Eyre. Foundling of low birth: Great Expectations--
7. Delicacy: the flower of health. Delicate beauty goes out: George Eliot's Adam Bede. Lilies exposed: Dinah and Susanna in Hebrew scriptures, Apocrypha, and Midrash. Crimson rose: Hetty Sorrel. Scarlet rose: Hester Prynne. Lily is rose: Dinah and Hetty. The certain beauty of health: Gissing's The odd women. The delicacy of health: Hardy's Jude the obscure --
8. Conclusions: beauty beyond description. Beast in the beauty: The picture of Dorian Gray. Arrowy nose in short tense flight, eyes like drenched violets: Woolf's Orlando.
Series Title: Nineteenth-century studies (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Responsibility: by Lori Hope Lefkovitz.

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