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Atonement and self-sacrifice in nineteenth-century narrative, Jan-Melissa Schramm

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Atonement and self-sacrifice in nineteenth-century narrative
Title
Atonement and self-sacrifice in nineteenth-century narrative
Statement of responsibility
Jan-Melissa Schramm
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Language
eng
Summary
Jan-Melissa Schramm explores the conflicted attitude of the Victorian novel to sacrifice, and the act of substitution on which it depends. The Christian idea of redemption celebrated the suffering of the innocent: to embrace a life of metaphorical self-sacrifice was to follow in the footsteps of Christ's literal Passion. Moreover, the ethical agenda of fiction relied on the expansion of sympathy which imaginative substitution was seen to encourage. But Victorian criminal law sought to calibrate punishment and culpability as it repudiated archaic models of sacrifice that scapegoated the innocent. The tension between these models is registered creatively in the fiction of novelists such as Dickens, Gaskell and Eliot, at a time when acts of Chartist protest, national sacrifices made during the Crimean War, and the extension of the franchise combined to call into question what it means for one man to 'stand for', and perhaps even 'die for', another
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IDEBK
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Schramm, Jan-Melissa
Dewey number
823/.809355
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.S43
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
80
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  • English fiction
  • Self in literature
  • Atonement in literature
  • Self-sacrifice in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Atonement in literature
  • English fiction
  • Self in literature
  • Self-sacrifice in literature
Label
Atonement and self-sacrifice in nineteenth-century narrative, Jan-Melissa Schramm
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cover; ATONEMENT AND SELF-SACRIFICE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY NARRATIVE; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; VICTORIAN SUFFERING AND 'THE GIFT OF A TRANSFERRED LIFE'; VARIETIES OF VICARIOUS EXPERIENCE: TWO CASE STUDIES -- EDWARD CARSON AND MAGGIE TULLIVER; APORIAS OF SYMPATHY; WHAT THE READER LEARNS (1) -- THE ETHICS OF RECOGNITION; WHAT THE READER LEARNS (2) -- THE POLITICS OF RECONCILIATION; JUSTICE AND MERCY; CALCULATION AND CHRISTIAN SACRIFICE; OUTLINE OF THIS STUDY
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795895648
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781139518826
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)795895648
Label
Atonement and self-sacrifice in nineteenth-century narrative, Jan-Melissa Schramm
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; ATONEMENT AND SELF-SACRIFICE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY NARRATIVE; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; VICTORIAN SUFFERING AND 'THE GIFT OF A TRANSFERRED LIFE'; VARIETIES OF VICARIOUS EXPERIENCE: TWO CASE STUDIES -- EDWARD CARSON AND MAGGIE TULLIVER; APORIAS OF SYMPATHY; WHAT THE READER LEARNS (1) -- THE ETHICS OF RECOGNITION; WHAT THE READER LEARNS (2) -- THE POLITICS OF RECONCILIATION; JUSTICE AND MERCY; CALCULATION AND CHRISTIAN SACRIFICE; OUTLINE OF THIS STUDY
Control code
795895648
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139518826
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795895648

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