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‘Oh, ’tis love, ’tis love …’: Privileged Partnership in Dickens

Michiel Heyns

in Expulsion and the Nineteenth-Century Novel: The Scapegoat in English Realist Fiction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182702
eISBN:
9780191673870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182702.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Since the manifest design of a Charles Dickens novel is directed at redemption and restoration, the heroine is most often and most overtly the agent of such. In accordance with a simple compulsion or ... More


The Stain of Illegitimacy: Gender, Law, and Trollopian Subversion

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812042
eISBN:
9780199315888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812042.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Illegitimacy is both legal disability and social stigma. In pre-Victorian and Victorian Britain, the two impediments were mutually reinforcing: legal exclusions imposed on “bastards” a debased social ... More


“Outside the Gates of Everything”: Hardy’s Exclusionary Realism

Audrey Jaffe

in The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real: Conventions and Ideology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190269937
eISBN:
9780190269951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269937.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the use of space to both include and exclude characters and readers in Hardy’s The Return of the Native, Jude the Obscure, and The Woodlanders. It includes a revisionary ... More


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