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The Resource Angels and absences : child deaths in the nineteenth century, Laurence Lerner, (electronic resource)

Angels and absences : child deaths in the nineteenth century, Laurence Lerner, (electronic resource)

Label
Angels and absences : child deaths in the nineteenth century
Title
Angels and absences
Title remainder
child deaths in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Lerner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What is the difference between public and private feeling, and how far can we deduce past feelings from the words that have been left us? Why do child deaths figure so often and so prominently in the literature of the nineteenth century, and how was the theme of the death of a child used to elicit such poignant responses in the readers of that era? In this fascinating new book, Laurence Lerner vividly contrasts the contempt with which twentieth-century criticism so often dismisses such works as mere sentimentality with the enthusiasm and tears of nineteenth-century contemporaries. Drawing examples from both real and literary deaths, Lerner delves into the writings of well-known authors such as Dickens, Coleridge, Shelley, Flaubert, Mann, Huxley, and Hesse, as well as lesser known writers like Felicia Hemans and Lydia Sigourney. In the process, he synthesizes fresh ideas about the thorny subjects of sentimentality, aesthetic judgment, and the function of religion in literature. Lerner's forthright and evocative prose style is enjoyable reading, and he excels in teasing out the moral implications and the psychosocial entanglements of his chosen narrative and lyrical texts. This is a book that will illuminate an important aspect of the history of private life. It should have wide application for those interested in the history, sociology, and literature of the nineteenth century
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerner, Laurence
Dewey number
820.9/3548/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.D42
LC item number
L47 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Death in literature
  • Children
  • English-speaking countries
  • American literature
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Children
  • Sentimentalism in literature
  • Children in literature
Label
Angels and absences : child deaths in the nineteenth century, Laurence Lerner, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netlibrary.com.ezproxy.lonestar.edu/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=4859
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-248) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Real deaths -- Strategies of consolation : the dead child in poetry -- The life and death of Paul Dombey, and other child deaths in Dickens -- Heaven claims its own : child death in nineteenth century fiction, and after -- Sentimentality : for and against
Control code
ocm42330176
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 252 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585034072
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 245003
Label
Angels and absences : child deaths in the nineteenth century, Laurence Lerner, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netlibrary.com.ezproxy.lonestar.edu/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=4859
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-248) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Real deaths -- Strategies of consolation : the dead child in poetry -- The life and death of Paul Dombey, and other child deaths in Dickens -- Heaven claims its own : child death in nineteenth century fiction, and after -- Sentimentality : for and against
Control code
ocm42330176
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 252 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585034072
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 245003

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