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Scenes of sympathy : identity and representation in Victorian fiction / Audrey Jaffe.

Jaffe, Audrey. (Author).
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Subject: English fiction > 19th century > History and criticism.
Capitalism and literature > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Literature and society > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Group identity in literature.
Sympathy in literature.
Mimesis in literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 1501719971
  • ISBN: 9781501719974
  • ISBN: 1501719890
  • ISBN: 9781501719899
  • ISBN: 9780801437120
  • ISBN: 0801437121
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (vii, 184 pages)
  • Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2000.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.

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