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The Resource Sacramental shopping : Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, and the spirit of modern consumerism, Sarah Way Sherman

Sacramental shopping : Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, and the spirit of modern consumerism, Sarah Way Sherman

Label
Sacramental shopping : Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, and the spirit of modern consumerism
Title
Sacramental shopping
Title remainder
Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, and the spirit of modern consumerism
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Way Sherman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Written a generation apart and rarely treated together by scholars, Little Women (1868) and The House of Mirth (1905) share a deep concern with materialism, moral development, and self-construction. The heroines in both grapple with conspicuous consumption, an aspect of modernity that challenges older beliefs about ethical behavior and core identity. Placing both novels at the historical intersection of modern consumer culture and older religious discourse on materialism and identity, Sarah Way Sherman analyzes how Alcott and Wharton rework traditional Protestant discourse to interpret their heroines{u2019} struggle with modern consumerism. Her conclusion reveals how Little Women{u2019}s optimism, still buoyed by otherworldly justice, providential interventions, and the notion of essential identity, ultimately gives way to the much darker vision of modern materialistic culture in The House of Mirth. -- Publisher website
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sherman, Sarah Way
Dewey number
813/.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1017.L53
LC item number
S54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Becoming modern : new nineteenth-century studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alcott, Louisa May
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Consumption (Economics) in literature
  • Civilization, Modern, in literature
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
Label
Sacramental shopping : Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, and the spirit of modern consumerism, Sarah Way Sherman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Contents
Raising virtuous shoppers: Little Women and the marketplace of morality -- Lily Bart and the pursuit of happiness -- Lily at the crossroads: Vanity Fair versus The republic of the spirit -- Smart Jews and failed Protestants -- Lily in the valley of the shadow
Control code
818143830
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 316 pages
Isbn
9781611684377
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013007237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)818143830
Label
Sacramental shopping : Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, and the spirit of modern consumerism, Sarah Way Sherman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Contents
Raising virtuous shoppers: Little Women and the marketplace of morality -- Lily Bart and the pursuit of happiness -- Lily at the crossroads: Vanity Fair versus The republic of the spirit -- Smart Jews and failed Protestants -- Lily in the valley of the shadow
Control code
818143830
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 316 pages
Isbn
9781611684377
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013007237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)818143830

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