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The pleasures of Benthamism : Victorian literature, utility, political economy

Author: Kathleen Blake
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines traditions of Utilitarianism and political economy in Victorian literature and culture through the writings of Bentham, Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Charles Dickens, and others.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)791224315
(NO-TrBIB)10275330x
Named Person: Jeremy Bentham; Jeremy Bentham
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Blake
ISBN: 9780199563265 0199563268
OCLC Number: 377822930
Description: 267 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Victorian literature, utility, political economy : the case of Bleak house --
Pleasures of Benthamism--utility, or, 'people mutht be amuthed' : Bentham and Hard times --
Pains--'work while it is called today' : utility, political economy, Carlyle, and Trollope --
Pains--capital versus the gift in The mill on the floss --
'On liberty' and laissez-faire --
Time and the textile industry : Gaskell and Tagore --
Utilitarian political economy and empire : Mill as liberal imperialist.
Responsibility: Kathleen Blake.
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