Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 November 2007

256 Pages

ISBN: 9780748625086

Bookseller Code (06)

Philanthropy in British and American Fiction

Dickens, Hawthorne, Eliot and Howells

Frank Christianson

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Explores the relationship between philanthropy and literary realism in novels by Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Eliot, and William Dean Howells, and examines how each used the figure of philanthropy both to redefine the sentiments that informed social identity and to refashion their own aesthetic practices.


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