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Author Schramm, Jan-Melissa
Title Atonement and self-sacrifice in nineteenth-century narrative / Jan-Melissa Schramm
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  823 Sch697 2012    AVAILABLE  -  30500101448853
1 copy under consideration for Fu Ssu-Nien Library.
Descript xi, 289 p. ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ; 80
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ; 80
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 268-285) and index
Introduction: (Unmerited) suffering and the uses of adversity in Victorian public discourse -- 1. "It is expedient that one man should die for the people" : sympathy and substitution on the scaffold -- 2. "Fortune takes the place of guilt" : narrative reversals and the literary afterlives of Eugene Aram -- 3. "Standing for" the people : Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell and professional oratory in 1848 -- 4. Sacrifice and the sufferings of the substitute : Dickens and the atonement controversy of the 1850s -- 5. Substitution and imposture : George Eliot, Anthony Trollope and fictions of usurpation -- Conclusion: Innocence, sacrifice, and wrongful accusation in Victorian fiction
Subject English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Self-sacrifice in literature
Atonement in literature
Self in literature
Aram, Eugene, 1704-1759
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Criticism and interpretation
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865 -- Criticism and interpretation
Eliot, George, 1819-1880 -- Criticism and interpretation
Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882 -- Criticism and interpretation
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