By A. Grohmann,C. Wells
By George M. Johnson
By Martha C. Carpentier
By Alexander Broadie
By Elsie B. Michie
It is a well-known tale line in nineteenth-century English novels: a hero needs to make a choice from funds and love, among the rich, materialistic, status-conscious lady who may increase his social place and the poorer, altruistic, independent-minded girl whom he loves. Elsie B. Michie explains what this universal marriage plot unearths approximately altering reactions to funds in British culture.
It used to be within the novel that writers chanced on house to articulate the anxieties surrounding funds that constructed besides the increase of capitalism in nineteenth-century England. Michie focuses specifically at the personality of the rich heiress and the way she, in contrast to her male counterpart, represents the tensions in British society among the will for wealth and development and the terror that financial improvement might blur the normal barriers of social classes.
Michie explores how novelists of the interval captured with specific vividness England’s ambivalent emotional responses to its personal monetary successes and engaged questions just like these raised through political economists and ethical philosophers. each one bankruptcy reads a novelist along a latest philosopher, tracing the improvement of capitalism in Britain: Jane Austen and Adam Smith and the increase of industrial society, Frances Trollope and Thomas Robert Malthus and industrialism, Anthony Trollope and Walter Bagehot and the political effect of cash, Margaret Oliphant and John Stuart Mill and professionalism and managerial capitalism, and Henry James and Georg Simmel and the shift of monetary dominance from England to America.
Even the nice romantic novels of the 19th century can't disentangle themselves from the vulgar query of cash. Michie’s clean examining of the wedding plot, and the alternative among ladies at its middle, exhibits it to be as a lot approximately politics and economics because it is set own choice.
By Ariel Hessayon
By Raphael Lyne
By Michael Y. Bennett
This publication is the 1st selection of essays to debate Oscar Wilde’s love and enormous wisdom of philosophy. Over the earlier few many years, Oscar Wilde students became more and more conscious of Wilde’s love and intimate wisdom of philosophy. Wilde’s “Oxford Notebooks” and his soon-to-be-published “Notebook on Philosophy” all aspect to Wilde not only as an aesthete, but additionally as a major philosophical thinker.
The goal of this assortment isn't really to make the assertion that Wilde used to be a thinker, or that his works have been philosophical tracts. relatively, it offers an area to discover any and all linkages among Wilde’s works and philosophical idea. Addressing a vast spectrum of philosophical topic, from classical philology to Daoism, ethics to aestheticism, this assortment enriches the literature on Wilde and philosophy alike.
By K. Duff
By K. Cooper,E. Short