Dickens and the Daughter of the House

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Oktober 2007



Examines the role of 'legless angels' (George Orwell), 'angry women' and 'good daughters' in Dicken's narratives.


Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Making Fictions: 1. The uncanny daughter: Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, and the progress of Little Nell; Part II. On Not Committing Adultery in the Novel: 2. Dombey and Son: the daughter's nothing; 3. Hard Times and A Tale of Two Cities: the social inheritance of adultery; Part III. The Daughter's Portion: 4. Bleak House and the dead mother's property; 5. Amy Dorrit's prison notebooks; Part IV. A Violent Conclusion. 6. In the shadow of Satis House: the woman's story in Great Expectations; 7. Our Mutual Friend and the daughter's book of the dead; Notes; Index.


'Hilary Schor's book has a noble end: to save Charles Dickens for a feminist readership. And she has succeeded. In the end, with the help of Schor's analysis, one cannot but admire the subtle ways in which this Victorian genius, very much like his contemporary Tennyson in 'The Lady of Shalott', let his heroines sign their names to their own stories.' English Studies
EAN: 9780521042635
ISBN: 0521042631
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Nineteent'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2007
Seitenanzahl: 248 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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