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The power of lies : transgression in Victorian fiction

Author: John Kucich
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although moral earnestness has long been considered characteristic of the Victorians, Kucich maintains that English fiction in the nineteenth century was as interested in lies as in honesty. In this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kucich, John.
Power of lies.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)745953786
Named Person: Englisch; A Andrae; Wilkie Collins; Elizabeth Gaskell; Thomas Hardy
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Kucich
ISBN: 0801428424 9780801428425 0801480892 9780801480898
OCLC Number: 30319858
Description: ix, 289 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Trollope and the antibourgeois elite --
Competitive elites in Wilkie Collins : cultural intellectuals and their professional others --
Lying and impulsiveness in Elizabeth Gaskell --
The professional and the mother : moral disempowerment in East Lynne --
Moral authority in Hardy's late novels : the gendering of art --
Feminism's ethical contradictions : Sarah Grand and New Woman writing.
Responsibility: John Kucich.

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