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The Resource Victorian parables, Susan E. Colón, (electronic resource)

Victorian parables, Susan E. Colón, (electronic resource)

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Victorian parables
Title
Victorian parables
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Susan E. Colón
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Language
eng
Summary
"The familiar stories of the good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son, and Lazarus and the Rich Man were part of the cultural currency in the nineteenth century, and Victorian authors drew upon the figures and plots of biblical parables for a variety of authoritative, interpretive, and subversive effects. However, scholars of parables in literature have often overlooked the 19th-century novel, assuming that realism--the fiction of the probable and the commonplace--bears no relation to the subversive, iconoclastic genre of parable. But the Victorian literary engagement with the parable genre was not merely a matter of the useful or telling allusion. Susan E. Colṇ shows that authors such as Charles Dickens, Margaret Oliphant, and Charlotte Yonge appreciated the power of parables to deliver an ethical charge that was as unexpected as it was disruptive to conventional moral complacency. Against the common assumption that the genres of realism and parable are polar opposites, this study explores how Victorian novels, despite their length, verisimilitude, and multi-plot complexity, can become parables in ways that imitate, interpret, and challenge their biblical sources"--
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Colón, Susan E
Dewey number
823/.809
LC call number
PR878.R5
LC item number
C65 2012
Series statement
Continuum new directions in religion and literature
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  • English fiction
  • Parables in literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Christianity in literature
Label
Victorian parables, Susan E. Colón, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]-152) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001235909
Dimensions
22 cm.
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unknown
Extent
xiii, 158 p.
Isbn
9781441148261
Isbn Type
(ePub ebook)
Lccn
2011028609
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001235909
Label
Victorian parables, Susan E. Colón, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]-152) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001235909
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 158 p.
Isbn
9781441148261
Isbn Type
(ePub ebook)
Lccn
2011028609
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001235909

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