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Ancestry and Narrative in Nineteenth-Century British Literature: Blood Relations from Edgeworth to Hardy
     

Ancestry and Narrative in Nineteenth-Century British Literature: Blood Relations from Edgeworth to Hardy

by Gillian Beer (Editor), Sophie Gilmartin
 
This study addresses the question of why ideas of ancestry and kinship were so important in nineteenth-century society, and particularly in the Victorian novel. Sophie Gilmartin discusses what makes people believe that they are part of a certain region, race or nation, and what part is played by superstitious belief, invented traditions and fictions. Gilmartin's study

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This study addresses the question of why ideas of ancestry and kinship were so important in nineteenth-century society, and particularly in the Victorian novel. Sophie Gilmartin discusses what makes people believe that they are part of a certain region, race or nation, and what part is played by superstitious belief, invented traditions and fictions. Gilmartin's study shows that ideas of ancestry and kinship, and the narratives inspired by or invented around them, were of profound significance in the construction of Victorian identity.

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"...Gilmartin provides interesting readings of a number of novels often passed over in the study of Victorian fiction, and she heightens the reader's awareness of a subject that was important to the Victorians and should be given due consideration by those who would understand the age's fiction." Choice

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ISBN-13:
9780521023573
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series , #18
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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