By Francis O'Gorman
This quantity offers clean techniques to vintage Victorian fiction from 1830-1900. Opens up for the reader the cultural global within which the Victorian novel used to be written and skim. Crosses conventional disciplinary barriers. offers clean views on how Victorian fiction pertains to diversified contexts, akin to type, sexuality, empire, psychology, legislation and biology.
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For Deronda, to decide between Gwendolen and Mirah Cohen is also to decide between his Englishness and his Jewishness. Daniel Deronda connects race to biology by way of heterosexual romance and sexual reproduction. The novel’s seventh book, tellingly titled ‘The Mother and the Son’, confirms that series of connections by relying on Deronda’s first meeting with his mother to establish his Jewishness with certainty. Deronda’s meetings with a mystic named Mordecai, however, reveal another, countervailing version of race in Daniel Deronda.
63: 733). Dickens’s novel offers up the illimitable reach of love in place of the deleterious fantasy of the illimitable reach of money and power, but it also attests that such love is itself enabled by British adventurism abroad. The ‘invisible country far away’, which in Dombey and Son names the site of an afterlife, might serve as a fitting description of empire in the Victorian novel: invisible or only partially seen but ubiquitous, far away but never beyond reach. References and Further Reading Adams, James Eli (1995) Dandies and Desert Saints: Styles of Victorian Masculinity.
Dombey and Son’ itself, the name of Dombey’s firm and of his family, in effect incorporates that family, defining it as exclusively male and subordinating it to commercial purposes. Dombey’s assumption that ‘[t]he earth was made for Dombey and Son to trade in’ betrays not only a megalomaniacal view of the earth but also an entirely economic view of the family. His travails – his son’s death, his daughter Florence’s alienation from him, his sham second marriage, even the eventual collapse of his firm – dramatize the catastrophe that results from his whole-hearted embrace of that view.
A Concise Companion to the Victorian Novel (Concise Companions to Literature and Culture) by Francis O'Gorman