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The Resource Atonement and self-sacrifice in nineteenth-century narrative, Jan-Melissa Schramm, (electronic resource)

Atonement and self-sacrifice in nineteenth-century narrative, Jan-Melissa Schramm, (electronic resource)

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Atonement and self-sacrifice in nineteenth-century narrative
Title
Atonement and self-sacrifice in nineteenth-century narrative
Statement of responsibility
Jan-Melissa Schramm
Title variation
Atonement & Self-Sacrifice in Nineteenth-Century Narrative
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Jan-Melissa Schramm explores the conflicted attitude of the Victorian novel to sacrifice, and the act of substitution on which it depends. The Christian idea of redemption celebrated the suffering of the innocent: to embrace a life of metaphorical self-sacrifice was to follow in the footsteps of Christ's literal Passion. Moreover, the ethical agenda of fiction relied on the expansion of sympathy which imaginative substitution was seen to encourage. But Victorian criminal law sought to calibrate punishment and culpability as it repudiated archaic models of sacrifice that scapegoated the innocent. The tension between these models is registered creatively in the fiction of novelists such as Dickens, Gaskell and Eliot, at a time when acts of Chartist protest, national sacrifices made during the Crimean War, and the extension of the franchise combined to call into question what it means for one man to 'stand for', and perhaps even 'die for', another.--
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Schramm, Jan-Melissa
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
80
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Self in literature
  • Atonement in literature
  • Self-sacrifice in literature
Label
Atonement and self-sacrifice in nineteenth-century narrative, Jan-Melissa Schramm, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139108713
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: (Unmerited) suffering and the uses of adversity in Victorian public discourse -- 1. "It is expedient that one man should die for the people" : sympathy and substitution on the scaffold -- 2. "Fortune takes the place of guilt" : narrative reversals and the literary afterlives of Eugene Aram -- 3. "Standing for" the people : Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell and professional oratory in 1848 -- 4. Sacrifice and the sufferings of the substitute : Dickens and the atonement controversy of the 1850s -- 5. Substitution and imposture : George Eliot, Anthony Trollope and fictions of usurpation -- Conclusion: Innocence, sacrifice, and wrongful accusation in Victorian fiction
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CR9781139108713
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Extent
1 online resource (xi, 289 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781139108713
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795895648
Label
Atonement and self-sacrifice in nineteenth-century narrative, Jan-Melissa Schramm, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139108713
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: (Unmerited) suffering and the uses of adversity in Victorian public discourse -- 1. "It is expedient that one man should die for the people" : sympathy and substitution on the scaffold -- 2. "Fortune takes the place of guilt" : narrative reversals and the literary afterlives of Eugene Aram -- 3. "Standing for" the people : Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell and professional oratory in 1848 -- 4. Sacrifice and the sufferings of the substitute : Dickens and the atonement controversy of the 1850s -- 5. Substitution and imposture : George Eliot, Anthony Trollope and fictions of usurpation -- Conclusion: Innocence, sacrifice, and wrongful accusation in Victorian fiction
Control code
CR9781139108713
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 289 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139108713
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795895648

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