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Author Hesketh, Ian, 1975- author
Title Victorian Jesus : J.R. Seeley, Religion, and the Cultural Significance of Anonymity / Ian Hesketh
Imprint Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  DA3.S4 H47 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020568366
Descript xiii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Studies in book and print culture
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-260) and index
"Ecce Homo: A Survey in the Life and Work of Jesus Christ, published anonymously in 1865, alarmed some readers and delighted others by its presentation of a humanitarian view of Christ and early Christian history. Victorian Jesus explores the relationship between historian J.R. Seeley and his publisher Alexander Macmillan as they sought to keep Seeley's authorship a secret while also trying to exploit the public interest. Ian Hesketh highlights how Ecce Homo's reception encapsulates how Victorians came to terms with rapidly changing religious views in the second half of the nineteenth century. Hesketh critically examines Seeley's career and public image, and the publication and reception of his controversial work. Readers and commentators sought to discover the author's identity in order to uncover the hidden meaning of the book, and this engendered a lively debate about the ethics of anonymous publishing. In Victorian Jesus, Ian Hesketh argues for the centrality of this moment in the history of anonymity in book and periodical publishing throughout the century"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Seeley, John Robert, Sir, 1834-1895
Seeley, John Robert, Sir, 1834-1895. Ecce Homo
Historians -- Great Britain -- Biography
Anonymous writings, English -- History and criticism
Authors and publishers -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Publishers and publishing -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Religion and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Jesus Christ -- In literature
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