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The Resource Good form : the ethical experience of the Victorian novel, Jesse Rosenthal

Good form : the ethical experience of the Victorian novel, Jesse Rosenthal

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Good form : the ethical experience of the Victorian novel
Title
Good form
Title remainder
the ethical experience of the Victorian novel
Statement of responsibility
Jesse Rosenthal
Title variation
Ethical experience of the Victorian novel
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
What do we mean when we say that a novel's conclusion "feels right"? How did feeling, form, and the sense of right and wrong get mixed up, during the nineteenth century, in the experience of reading a novel? Good Form argues that Victorian readers associated the feeling of narrative form--of being pulled forward to a satisfying conclusion--with inner moral experience. Reclaiming the work of a generation of Victorian "intuitionist" philosophers who insisted that true morality consisted in being able to feel or intuit the morally good, Jesse Rosenthal shows that when Victorians discussed the moral dimensions of reading novels, they were also subtly discussing the genre's formal properties. For most, Victorian moralizing is one of the period's least attractive and interesting qualities. But "Good Form" argues that the moral interpretation of novel experience was essential in the development of the novel form--and that this moral approach is still a fundamental, if unrecognized, part of how we understand novels
Cataloging source
ERASA
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Rosenthal, Jesse
Dewey number
810/820
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.E67
LC item number
R67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics in literature
  • English literature
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • English literature
  • Ethics in literature
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Good form : the ethical experience of the Victorian novel, Jesse Rosenthal
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Moralised Fables" -- What feels right: Ethics, intuition, and the experience of narrative -- The subject of the Newgate novel: Crime, interest, what novels are about -- Getting David Copperfield: Humor, sesus communis, and moral agreement -- Back in time: The Bildungsroman and the source of moral agency -- The large novel and the law numbers: Daniel Deronda and the counterintuitive -- Afterword -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
951724648
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780691171708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951724648
Label
Good form : the ethical experience of the Victorian novel, Jesse Rosenthal
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Moralised Fables" -- What feels right: Ethics, intuition, and the experience of narrative -- The subject of the Newgate novel: Crime, interest, what novels are about -- Getting David Copperfield: Humor, sesus communis, and moral agreement -- Back in time: The Bildungsroman and the source of moral agency -- The large novel and the law numbers: Daniel Deronda and the counterintuitive -- Afterword -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
951724648
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780691171708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951724648

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