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The Resource Fathers in Victorian fiction, edited by Natalie McKnight, (electronic resource)

Fathers in Victorian fiction, edited by Natalie McKnight, (electronic resource)

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Fathers in Victorian fiction
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Fathers in Victorian fiction
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edited by Natalie McKnight
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eng
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CaPaEBR
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PR878.F37
LC item number
F27 2011eb
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  • McKnight, Natalie
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  • Fatherhood in literature
  • English fiction
  • Fathers in literature
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This book examines the changing roles of fathers in the nineteenth century as seen in the lives and fiction of Victorian authors. Fatherhood underwent unprecedented change during this period. the Industrial Revolution moved work out of the home for many men, diminishing contact between fathers and their children. Yet fatherhood continued to be seen as the ultimate expression of masculinity, and being involved with the lives of one's children was essential to being a good father. Conflicting and frustrating expectations of fathers and the growing disillusionment with other paternal authorities such as church and state yielded memorable portrayals of fathers from the best novelists of the age. the essays in this volume explore how Victorian authors (the Brontës, Dickens, Gaskell, Trollope, Eliot, Hardy, and Elizabeth Sewall and Mary Augusta Ward) responded to these tensions in their lives and in their fiction. the stern Victorian father clichè persisted, but it was countered by imaginative, involved, albeit faulty fathers and surrogate fathers. This volume poses fathering questions that are still relevant today: What does it mean to be a good father? And, with distrust in patriarchal authorities continuing to increase, are there any sources of authority left that one can trust?
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Fathers in Victorian fiction, edited by Natalie McKnight, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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OCM1bookssj0000914123
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unknown
Isbn
9781443832915
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(hbk.)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000914123
Label
Fathers in Victorian fiction, edited by Natalie McKnight, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000914123
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781443832915
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000914123

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