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The marriage of minds : reading sympathy in the Victorian marriage plot

Author: Rachel Ablow
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Marriage of Minds examines the implications of the common Victorian claim that novel reading can achieve the psychic, ethical, and affective benefits also commonly associated with sympathy in married life. Through close readings of canonical texts in relation to the histories of sympathy, marriage, and reading, The Marriage of Minds begins to fill a long-standing gap between eighteenth-century philosophical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Ablow
ISBN: 0804754667 9780804754668
OCLC Number: 71241921
Description: viii, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : reading sympathy --
Labors of love : the sympathetic subjects of David Copperfield --
The "failure" of Wuthering Heights --
George Eliot's art of pain --
Good vibrations : the sensationalization of masculinity in The woman in white --
Anthony Trollope and the pleasures of alienation.
Responsibility: Rachel Ablow.
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The Marriage of Minds examines the implications of the common Victorian claim that novel reading can achieve the psychic, ethical, and affective benefits also commonly associated with sympathy in  Read more...

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"This authoritative and innovative book on sympathy and the novel is a must-read for any student of Victorian fiction. It participates energetically in the major arguments about Victorian fiction Read more...

 
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