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The Resource Victorian parables, Susan E. Colón

Victorian parables, Susan E. Colón

Label
Victorian parables
Title
Victorian parables
Statement of responsibility
Susan E. Colón
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The familiar stories of the good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son, and Lazarus and the Rich Man were part of the cultural currency in the nineteenth century, and Victorian authors drew upon the figures and plots of biblical parables for a variety of authoritative, interpretive, and subversive effects. However, scholars of parables in literature have often overlooked the 19th-century novel, assuming that realism--the fiction of the probable and the commonplace--bears no relation to the subversive, iconoclastic genre of parable. But the Victorian literary engagement with the parable genre was not merely a matter of the useful or telling allusion. Susan E. Colṇ shows that authors such as Charles Dickens, Margaret Oliphant, and Charlotte Yonge appreciated the power of parables to deliver an ethical charge that was as unexpected as it was disruptive to conventional moral complacency. Against the common assumption that the genres of realism and parable are polar opposites, this study explores how Victorian novels, despite their length, verisimilitude, and multi-plot complexity, can become parables in ways that imitate, interpret, and challenge their biblical sources"--
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DLC
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Colón, Susan E
Dewey number
823/.809
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.R5
LC item number
C65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Continuum new directions in religion and literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Parables in literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Christianity in literature
  • Großbritannien
  • RELIGION / Christianity / Literature & the Arts
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
Label
Victorian parables, Susan E. Colón
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Parable as literature, literature as parable -- The extraordinary in the ordinary: parable and realism -- The parable of actual life: Charlotte Yonge's The heir of Redclyffe -- Prodigal sons in the fiction of Margaret Oliphant -- The agent of a superior : stewardship parables in Our mutual friend
Control code
657603355
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 158 pages
Isbn
9781441146502
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011028609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40020742204
System control number
(OCoLC)657603355
Label
Victorian parables, Susan E. Colón
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Parable as literature, literature as parable -- The extraordinary in the ordinary: parable and realism -- The parable of actual life: Charlotte Yonge's The heir of Redclyffe -- Prodigal sons in the fiction of Margaret Oliphant -- The agent of a superior : stewardship parables in Our mutual friend
Control code
657603355
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 158 pages
Isbn
9781441146502
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011028609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40020742204
System control number
(OCoLC)657603355

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