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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 210–223.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Elaine Freedgood Does the novelist, like the philosopher, need her “poor”? In this essay, Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton is the test case for the idea that narrators (and, by extension, novelists) need their characters to be poor—intellectually, physically, spiritually—that narrators might remain...
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Novel (1 November 2001) 34 (3): 313–337.
Published: 01 November 2001
... Humanity": Bodies of the Urban Poor and the Collapse of Realist Legibility JOSEPH ENTIN 1. Realism, Legibility, and the Turn-of-the-Century City Recently, several scholars of late nineteenth-century urban fiction, photography...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 382–401.
Published: 01 November 2011
... individual to come to terms with his or her social world. The essay examines a number of novels, including Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny (1951), James Michener's Hawaii (1959), Laura Z. Hobson's Gentleman's Agreement (1947), and Robert Ruark's Poor No More (1959). It focuses primarily on Patricia...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 45–62.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Matthew Sussman For many readers, “stupidity” in Henry James signifies mental slowness, poor taste, or even moral delinquency. However, James also conceived of stupidity as a positive virtue because it promises to deliver the individual from the “ordeal of consciousness” associated with...
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 162–165.
Published: 01 May 2007
...FRANK CHRISTIANSON DAN BIVONA AND ROGER B. HENKLE, The Imagination of Class: Masculinity and the Victorian Urban Poor (Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2006), pp. 208, cloth, $39.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2007 2007 Poverty and the Man DAN BIVONA AND ROGER B. I-IENKLE, T?ze Iinagination of Class...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 493–496.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Sam Alexander Mullen Patrick R. , The Poor Bugger's Tool: Irish Modernism, Queer Labor, and Postcolonial History . ( Oxford : Oxford UP , 2012 ), pp. 213 , cloth, $65.00 . © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press Works Cited Cleary Joe . “Toward a Materialist-Formalist...
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Novel (1 May 2002) 36 (1): 61–78.
Published: 01 May 2002
... condition" of the poor is, at the same time, hardly unusual. Middle-class knowledge and ignorance regarding the working Trollope's suggestion that her readers are not unfamiliar with the deplorable conditions in factories accords with the coverage given them in regular write-ups of bluebook...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 48–74.
Published: 01 May 2005
...: George Eliot’s Heroines . London: Routledge, 1989 . Bayly , Mary . Ragged Homes, and How to Mend Them . Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union, 1859 . Bosanquet , Helen . Rich and Poor . London: Macmillan, 1896 . Brady , Kristin . George Eliot . London: Macmillan...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 5–27.
Published: 01 May 2000
... worship, the rich and the powerful, and to despise, or, at least, to neglect persons of poor and mean condition, [which] though necessary both to establish and to maintain the distinction of ranks and the order of society, is, at the same time, the great and most universal cause of the...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 303–304.
Published: 01 November 2007
... enough. In the last analysis (an analysis that Ishiguro con- trives, more or less discretely, to make available from the first), this Order, like the only health insurance available to the poor and near poor in more than one country, leaves her out in the cold: alone and destroyed or confused...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 477–480.
Published: 01 November 2014
... repurposing as trash because of the cheap price required for circulation among the poor, they make no promise of freedom or social mobility but signify instead the subordination of their recipients as lower-class sinners or racial others in need of salvation. In fact, they represent the very opposite of...
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Novel (1 May 2001) 35 (1): 24–45.
Published: 01 May 2001
... . Defoe , Daniel . An Essay Upon Projects . 1697. Ed. Joyce D. Kennedy, Michael Seidel, and Maximillian E. Novak New York: AMS Press, 1999 . Defoe , Daniel . Giving Alms no charity and Employing the Poor . London, 1704 . Defoe , Daniel . Moll Flanders . 1722. Ed. Edward H. Kelly...
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Novel (1 August 2004) 37 (1-2): 45–65.
Published: 01 August 2004
... Poor Law Reform in Britain: From Chadwick to Booth, 1834–1914 . London: Longman, 1998 . Farish , William . The Autobiography of William Farish: The Struggles of a Hand Loom Weaver . 1889. London: Caliban Books, 1996 . Gagnier , Regenia . Subjectivities: A History of Self...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 474–481.
Published: 01 November 2009
... hair, but long contact with sheep seemed to be turning it by degrees into wool of a poor quality” (30). The implication is that continued contact with the otherness of a different species will eventually change or mark one’s own identity. A sheepdog becomes literally sheeplike (or sheepish...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 28–55.
Published: 01 May 2000
... of the Poor . London, 1828 . 31 –39. Richmond , Legh . “The Young Cottager.” Annals of the Poor . 203 –87. Rogers , Samuel . The Pleasures of Memory. The Pleasures of Memory with Other Poems . Paris: Baudry’s European Library, 1852 . v–95 . Rose , Jonathan . “Rereading...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 343–349.
Published: 01 August 2010
... challenges the tendency of established representational and aesthetic modes—including sentimentalism, 344 novel | summer 2010 realism, naturalism, documentary photography, and high modernism—to cast the poor as romanticized versions of the middle-class self or as passive objects of a...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 May 2010
... emergence of a bourgeois managerial class—one including black reformers, bureaucrats, and elite spokespersons—that imposed notions of civil- ity, decorum, and cultural authenticity onto the often less than cooperative poor. The point here is not so much to invalidate the need to improve the life...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 60–64.
Published: 01 May 2010
... poor where James is not and, because he is poor, he becomes over the course of the novel an anarchist and very nearly a terrorist. Hyacinth makes a vow at the middle of the novel to assassinate someone, and he breaks his vow only at the last minute. If in that case Hyacinth can be taken as...
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Novel (1 November 2000) 33 (3): 415–418.
Published: 01 November 2000
... story," I used to whisper to my sisters, hiding with them behind the red-dirt bean hills Peasants, that's what we are and always have been. Call us the lower orders, the great unwashed, the working class, the poor, proletariat, trash, lowlife and scum. I can make a story out of it, out of...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 292–295.
Published: 01 August 2015
... value of condescension was shifting exactly during the decades when the institutions of English philanthropy and poor relief were struggling to rewrite their charter” (9). In organizing his study under the more general heading of charity, Siegel offers a compelling vantage point from which to consider...