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Author Berry, Laura C., 1957-

Title The child, the state, and the Victorian novel / Laura C. Berry
Published Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1999


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Description x, 199 pages ; 24 cm
Series Victorian literature and culture series
Victorian literature and culture series.
Contents I. Hideous Progeny Made Clean: Heredity and Pedagogy in the New Poor Law Writings of James Kay and in Oliver Twist -- II. In the Bosom of the Family: Dombey and Son and the Wet-Nursing Debates of William Acton and C. H. F. Routh -- III. Tender Tyranny: The 1839 Custody of Infants Act and Custodial Incarceration in Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall -- IV. Civilization and Confession in Medcentury Representations of Infanticide and in Adam Bede
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-194) and index
Subject Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Characters -- Children.
Children -- Great Britain -- Social conditions.
Children in literature.
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Social problems in literature.
State, The, in literature.
LC no. 99035304
ISBN 0813919096 (alk. paper)