The Resource Ethics and narrative in the English novel, 1880-1914, Jil Larson

Ethics and narrative in the English novel, 1880-1914, Jil Larson

Label
Ethics and narrative in the English novel, 1880-1914
Title
Ethics and narrative in the English novel, 1880-1914
Statement of responsibility
Jil Larson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A revitalization of the field of ethics and literature has recently gained the attention of scholars in philosophy and literary studies. Drawing on interdisciplinary work in this field by a diverse range of thinkers, including Martha Nussbaum, Emmanuel Levinas, and Paul Ricoeur, Jil Larson offers new readings of late Victorian and turn-of-the-century British fiction to show how ethical concepts can transform our understanding of narratives, just as narratives make possible a valuable, contextualized moral deliberation. Focusing on novels by Thomas Hardy, Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner, Oscar Wilde, and Henry James, Larson explores the conjunction of ethics and fin-de-siecle history and culture through a consideration of what narratives from this period tell us about emotion, reason, and gender, aestheticism, and such speech acts as promising and lying. This book will be of interest to scholars of the nineteenth century and modernism, and all interested in the conjunction of narrative, ethics, and literary theory."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
823/.809353
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.E67
LC item number
L37 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Ethics and narrative in the English novel, 1880-1914, Jil Larson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-172) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ethics and the turn to narrative -- Victorian history and ethics: anxiety about agency at the fin-de-siècle -- Emotion, gender, and ethics in fiction by Thomas Hardy and the New Woman writers -- When hope unblooms: chance and moral luck in A Laodicean, The mayor of Castorbridge, and Tess -- Oscar Wilde and Henry James: aestheticizing ethics -- Promises, lies, and ethical agency in Joseph Conrad's Under western eyes
Control code
ocm52413193
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 176 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511047152
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b21991212
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52413193
  • cbo051101774X

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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