Ancestry and narrative in nineteenth-century British literature : blood relations from Edgeworth to Hardy (Book, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Ancestry and narrative in nineteenth-century British literature : blood relations from Edgeworth to Hardy

Author: Sophie Gilmartin
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture, 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study addresses the question of why ideas of ancestry and kinship were so important in nineteenth-century society, and particularly in the Victorian novel. Through readings of a range of literary texts, Sophie Gilmartin explores questions fundamental to the national and racial identity of Victorian Britons. What makes people believe that they are part of a certain region, race or nation? Is this sense of
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Maria Edgeworth; Charles Dickens; Maria Edgeworth; Charles Dickens; Maria Edgeworth; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Maria Edgeworth
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sophie Gilmartin
ISBN: 0521560942 9780521560948
OCLC Number: 38120540
Description: xiii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Oral and written genealogies in Edgeworth's The absentee --
A mirror for matriarchs: the cult of Mary Queen of Scots in nineteenth-century literature --
Pedigree, nation, race: the case of Disraeli's Sybil and Tancred --
'A sort of Royal family': alternative pedigrees in Meredith's Evan Harrington --
Pedigree, sati and the widow in Meredith's The egoist --
Pedigree and forgetting in Hardy --
Geology and genealogy: Hardy's The well-beloved.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture, 18.
Responsibility: Sophie Gilmartin.
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This 1999 study discusses what makes people believe they are part of a region, race or nation, and shows how ideas of ancestry and kinship, and the narratives inspired by or invented around them,  Read more...

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