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The Resource Friendship's bonds : democracy and the novel in Victorian England, Richard Dellamora

Friendship's bonds : democracy and the novel in Victorian England, Richard Dellamora

Label
Friendship's bonds : democracy and the novel in Victorian England
Title
Friendship's bonds
Title remainder
democracy and the novel in Victorian England
Statement of responsibility
Richard Dellamora
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Friendship's Bonds, Richard Dellamora revisits the classical and Victorian dream that a just society would be one governed by friends. In the actual struggle over who should or should not be eligible for the rights of citizenship, however, the ideal of fraternity was troubled by anxieties about the commingling of populations and the possible conversion of male intimacy into sexual anarchy." "Focusing on the writings of Benjamin Disraeli as well as those of his leading political rival, William Gladstone, Dellamora considers how sodomitic intimations inflect debates on the enfranchisement of Jews as well as artisans, women, and the Irish during the period. Examining works as various as Karl Marx's essay on the Jewish Question, Victorian Bible commentaries, and novels by Dickens, George Eliot, Trollope, and Henry James, Dellamora further argues that the novel and other creative arts, such as portraiture and the theater, offered important sites for evoking and shaping the Victorians' imagination and experience of democratic possibilities." "Systematically bringing together discourses on queer identities in Victorian England, Jewish identities in nineteenth-century literary and political culture, and the ways these powerful forms of otherness intersect, Friendship's Bonds offers an analysis of how the dream of a perfect sympathy between friends continually challenged Victorians' capacity to imagine into existence a world not of strangers or enemies but of fellow citizens."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dellamora, Richard
Dewey number
823/.809358
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.D377
LC item number
D45 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English fiction
  • Democracy in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Political fiction, English
  • Judaism and literature
  • Citizenship in literature
  • Friendship in literature
  • Mentoring in literature
  • Jews in literature
Label
Friendship's bonds : democracy and the novel in Victorian England, Richard Dellamora
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
54425142
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9780812238136
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004043009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Friendship's bonds : democracy and the novel in Victorian England, Richard Dellamora
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
54425142
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9780812238136
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004043009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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