- Series: Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture (Book 25)
- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (September 24, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780521042635
- ISBN-13: 978-0521042635
- ASIN: 0521042631
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Dickens and the Daughter of the House (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture) 1st Edition
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"This is a significant and thought-provoking book." Dickens Quarterly
"Hilary Schor's Dickens and the Daughter of the House reveals quite another side of Dickens the pretender, the man who writes and thinks like a woman, yet who often takes little delight in that masquerade, indeed who performs it solemnly and even with a certain sadness." Review
The daughter in Dickens' fiction is considered in this study not as an emblem of tranquil domesticity and the hearth-fire, but as a bearer of cultural values--and as a potentially disruptive force. As the good daughters in his novels (Little Nell, Agnes Wickfield, Esther Summerson, Amy Dorrit) must leave the father's house and enter the wider world so they transform and rewrite the stories they are empowered to tell. The daughter's secret inheritance, her 'portion', gives Dickens a way of reading and writing his own culture differently.
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