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Scenes of Sympathy : Identity and Representation in Victorian Fiction / Audrey Jaffe.

Author/Creator:
Jaffe, Audrey author.
Publication:
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 1 halftone
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Summary:
In Scenes of Sympathy, Audrey Jaffe argues that representations of sympathy in Victorian fiction both reveal and unsettle Victorian ideologies of identity. Situating these representations within the context of Victorian visual culture, and offering new readings of key works by Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Ellen Wood, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, and Arthur Conan Doyle, Jaffe shows how mid-Victorian spectacles of social difference construct the middle-class self, and how late-Victorian narratives of feeling pave the way for the sympathetic affinities of contemporary identity politics. Perceptive and elegantly written, Scenes of Sympathy is the first detailed examination of the place of sympathy in Victorian fiction and ideology. It will redirect the current critical conversation about sympathy and refocus discussions of late-Victorian fictions of identity.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I. Sympathy and the Spi of Capitalism
1. Sympathy and Spectacle in Dickens's "A Christmas Carol"
2. Detecting the Beggar: Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry Mayhew, and the Construction of Social Identity
Part II. Fear of Falling
3. Under Cover: Sympathy and Ressentiment in GaskelVs R uth
4. Isabel's Spectacles: Seeing Value in East Lynne
Part III. The Aesthetics of Cultural Identity
5. Consenting to the Fact: Body; Nation, and Identity in Daniel Deronda
5. Embodying Culture: Dorian's Wish
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Sep 2018)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781501719974
OCLC:
1028946601
Publisher Number:
10.7591/9781501719974 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.