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The Resource Preaching pity : Dickens, Gaskell, and sentimentalism in Victorian culture, Mary Lenard

Preaching pity : Dickens, Gaskell, and sentimentalism in Victorian culture, Mary Lenard

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Preaching pity : Dickens, Gaskell, and sentimentalism in Victorian culture
Title
Preaching pity
Title remainder
Dickens, Gaskell, and sentimentalism in Victorian culture
Statement of responsibility
Mary Lenard
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Preaching Pity situates such well-known Victorian authors as Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Gaskell within an important tradition of nineteenth-century British social reform writing - a tradition in which women writers used feminized, sentimental values like sympathy and spirituality to teach readers how to "read" and respond to social problems. This study contributes substantially to Victorian studies because it both investigates a largely unrecognized, but culturally significant, tradition of now-obscure women writers like Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna and Frances Trollope, and interrogates the gender politics of literary production and reception by looking at how this sentimentalist tradition affected the work and reception of canonical male and female writers."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lenard, Mary
Dewey number
823/.809353
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.S45
LC item number
L46 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in nineteenth-century British literature
Series volume
vol. 11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sentimentalism in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Women and literature
  • Didactic fiction, English
  • Social problems in literature
  • Social ethics in literature
  • Sympathy in literature
  • English fiction
  • Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn
  • Charlotte Elizabeth
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Great Britain
Label
Preaching pity : Dickens, Gaskell, and sentimentalism in Victorian culture, Mary Lenard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [143]-153) 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
  • Ch. 2.
  • Preaching Pity: Women Writers and the Development of a Victorian Cultural Discourse of Social Reform.
  • I.
  • The Death of the Moral Economy: Social Change and the Need for a New Cultural Discourse.
  • II.
  • The "Two Nations" and the Women Writer.
  • III.
  • "The Talent of Female Influence": The Power of Sentimental Morality
  • Ch. 3.
  • "Mr. Popular Sentiment": Dickens and the Gender Politics of Sentimentalist Discourse
  • Ch. 1.
  • Critical Visions and Revisions: A Critical History of the Sentimental.
  • I.
  • "The Most Exquisite Sensibility": The Eighteenth-Century Origins of Sentimentalism.
  • II.
  • Sentimentalism and Literary Criticism.
  • III.
  • Mixed Feelings: "Extraordinary" Women and Traditional Feminist Criticism of the Sentimental
Control code
37854193
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 157 pages
Isbn
9780820439037
Lccn
97032896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Preaching pity : Dickens, Gaskell, and sentimentalism in Victorian culture, Mary Lenard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [143]-153) 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
  • Ch. 2.
  • Preaching Pity: Women Writers and the Development of a Victorian Cultural Discourse of Social Reform.
  • I.
  • The Death of the Moral Economy: Social Change and the Need for a New Cultural Discourse.
  • II.
  • The "Two Nations" and the Women Writer.
  • III.
  • "The Talent of Female Influence": The Power of Sentimental Morality
  • Ch. 3.
  • "Mr. Popular Sentiment": Dickens and the Gender Politics of Sentimentalist Discourse
  • Ch. 1.
  • Critical Visions and Revisions: A Critical History of the Sentimental.
  • I.
  • "The Most Exquisite Sensibility": The Eighteenth-Century Origins of Sentimentalism.
  • II.
  • Sentimentalism and Literary Criticism.
  • III.
  • Mixed Feelings: "Extraordinary" Women and Traditional Feminist Criticism of the Sentimental
Control code
37854193
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 157 pages
Isbn
9780820439037
Lccn
97032896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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