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|| Part I. Sympathy and the spirit of capitalism -- ch. 1. Sympathy and spectacle in Dickens's "A Christmas carol" -- ch. 2. Detecting the beggar: Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry Mayhew, and the construction of social identity -- Part II. Fear of falling -- ch. 3. Under cover: sympathy and ressentiment in Gaskell's Ruth -- ch. 4. Isabel's spectacles: seeing value in East Lynne -- Part III. The aesthtics of cultural identity -- ch. 5. Consenting to the fact: body, nation, and identity in Daniel Deronda -- ch. 6. Embodying culture: Dorian's wish.