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The Resource Charity and condescension : Victorian literature and the dilemmas of philanthropy, Daniel Siegel

Charity and condescension : Victorian literature and the dilemmas of philanthropy, Daniel Siegel

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Charity and condescension : Victorian literature and the dilemmas of philanthropy
Title
Charity and condescension
Title remainder
Victorian literature and the dilemmas of philanthropy
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Siegel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Charity and Condescension explores how condescension, a traditional English virtue, went sour in the nineteenth century, and considers the ways in which the failure of condescension influenced Victorian efforts to reform philanthropy and to construct new narrative models of social conciliation. In the literary work of authors like Dickens, Eliot, and Tennyson, and in the writing of reformers like Octavia Hill and Samuel Barnett, condescension - once a sign of the power and value of charity - became an emblem of charity's limitations. Charity and Condescension argues that, despite its reputation for idealistic self-assurance, Victorian charity frequently doubted its own operations and was driven by creative self-critique. Through sophisticated and original close readings of important Victorian texts, Siegel shows how these important ideas developed even as England struggled to deal with its growing underclass and an expanding notion of the state's responsibility to its poor."--Project Muse
Cataloging source
MdBmJHUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
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Siegel, Daniel
Dewey number
820.9355
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.C475
LC item number
S53 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Literature and society
  • Social values in literature
  • Charity in literature
  • English fiction
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Charity in literature
  • English fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Social values in literature
  • England
Label
Charity and condescension : Victorian literature and the dilemmas of philanthropy, Daniel Siegel
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: charity and condescension -- Help wanting: the exhaustion of a Dickensian ideal -- Preacher's vigil, landlord's watch: charity by the clock in Adam Bede -- Why settle? Samuel Barnett, Octavia Hill, and the London slums -- Tennyson's Salvation army -- Epilogue
Control code
805581858
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821444078
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1j69jkc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)805581858
Label
Charity and condescension : Victorian literature and the dilemmas of philanthropy, Daniel Siegel
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: charity and condescension -- Help wanting: the exhaustion of a Dickensian ideal -- Preacher's vigil, landlord's watch: charity by the clock in Adam Bede -- Why settle? Samuel Barnett, Octavia Hill, and the London slums -- Tennyson's Salvation army -- Epilogue
Control code
805581858
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821444078
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1j69jkc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)805581858

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