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Scenes of sympathy : identity and representation in Victorian fiction

Author: Audrey Jaffe
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2000.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Scenes of Sympathy, Audrey Jaffe argues that representations of sympathy in Victorian fiction both reveal and unsettle Victorian ideologies of identity. Situating these representations within the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Jaffe, Audrey.
Scenes of sympathy.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99047449
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Audrey Jaffe
ISBN: 1501719971 9781501719974 1501719890 9781501719899 9780801437120 0801437121
OCLC Number: 1006480173
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 184 pages)
Contents: Part I. Sympathy and the spirit of capitalism --
ch. 1. Sympathy and spectacle in Dickens's "A Christmas carol" --
ch. 2. Detecting the beggar: Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry Mayhew, and the construction of social identity --
Part II. Fear of falling --
ch. 3. Under cover: sympathy and ressentiment in Gaskell's Ruth --
ch. 4. Isabel's spectacles: seeing value in East Lynne --
Part III. The aesthtics of cultural identity --
ch. 5. Consenting to the fact: body, nation, and identity in Daniel Deronda --
ch. 6. Embodying culture: Dorian's wish.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Audrey Jaffe.

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"Scenes of Sympathy is especially rich in its demonstration of the remarkable range of preoccupations, Victorian and current, which find their underpinning in sympathy." -- Andrew H. Miller * Read more...

 
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