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The Professional Ideal in the Victorian Novel : The Works of Disraeli, Trollope, Gaskell, and Eliot (Hardcover)

Author: Colon, Susan E.

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This book makes the claim that Victorian novels do not simply reflect professional ideology; they also scrutinize its dilemmas, contradictions, and limitations. In this volume, innovative readings of canonical texts like "Sybil, Barchester Towers, Romola, "and" Daniel Deronda" accompany groundbreaking work on less familiar texts like "Tancred "and" My Lady Ludlow" to illuminate the Victorians'' own struggles with the emerging professional ideology. The Victorians'' engagement with fundamental ideas of professional identity--such as autonomy, meritocracy, and the service ethic--reveal professionalism''s dual basis in materialist and idealist rationalities.

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Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
Mfg Part# 9781403976130
SKU 204182593
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1403976139
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0234
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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