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Servants and paternalism in the works of Maria Edgeworth and Elizabeth Gaskell

Author: Julie Nash
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007.
Series: Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
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Writing during periods of dramatic social change, Maria Edgeworth and Elizabeth Gaskell were both attracted to the idea of radical societal transformation at the same time that their writings express nostalgia for a traditional, paternalistic ruling class. Julie Nash shows how this tension is played out especially through the characters of servants in short fiction and novels such as Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent,  Read more...
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Nash, Julie.
Servants and paternalism in the works of Maria Edgeworth and Elizabeth Gaskell.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007
(DLC) 2007005511
(OCoLC)83609611
Named Person: Maria Edgeworth; Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Maria Edgeworth; Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; Maria Edgeworth; Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Nash
ISBN: 9780754687481 0754687481
OCLC Number: 647906147
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (130 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : Maria Edgeworth, Elizabeth Gaskell, and servants in the "good old days" --
Servants and paternalism --
"Standing in distress between tragedy and comedy" : servants in Maria Edgeworth's English domestic fiction --
"Submitting to fate" : servants in Gaskell's domestic fiction --
"True and loyal to the family" : servants in Maria Edgeworth's Irish novels --
"Mutual duties" : servants and labor relations in Gaskell's "condition of England" novels --
Conclusion : "well done thou good and faithful servant."
Series Title: Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Responsibility: Julie Nash.
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Writing during periods of dramatic social change, Maria Edgeworth and Elizabeth Gaskell were both attracted to the idea of radical societal transformation at the same time that their writings express  Read more...

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'Nash judiciously explores the ambiguities of "paternalism" - both in terms of gender and class politics - in the writings of Maria Edgeworth and Elizabeth Gaskell, literary figures rarely considered Read more...

 
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