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Author Schor, Hilary Margo

Title Dickens and the daughter of the house / Hilary M. Schor
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 232 pages)
Series Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ; 25
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ; 25
Contents Preliminaries; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE The uncanny daughter: Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, and the progress of Little Nell; CHAPTER TWO Dombey and Son: the daughter's nothing; CHAPTER THREE Hard Times and A Tale of Two Cities: The social inheritance of adultery; CHAPTER FOUR Bleak House and the dead mother's property; CHAPTER FIVE Amy Dorrit's prison notebooks; CHAPTER SIX In the shadow of Satis House: The woman's story in Great Expectations; CHAPTER SEVEN Our Mutual Friend and the daughter's book of the dead; Notes; Index
Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature
Summary The daughter in Dickens' fiction is considered not as an emblem of tranquil domesticity and the hearth-fire, but as a bearer of cultural values - and as a potentially disruptive force. The daughter's secret inheritance, her 'portion', is to give Dickens a way of reading and writing his own culture differently
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-229) and index
Notes English
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Subject Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Characters -- Daughters
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Characters -- Women
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Dickens, Charles 1812-1870
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 19th century
Domestic fiction, English -- History and criticism
Fathers and daughters in literature
Daughters in literature
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Daughters in literature.
Domestic fiction, English.
Fathers and daughters in literature.
Women and literature.
Women in literature.
Tochter Motiv
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
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