Rereading Orphanhood: Texts, Inheritance, Kin (Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture) (Paperback)

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Rereading Orphanhood: Texts, Inheritance, Kin (Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture) (Paperback)

By Diane Warren (Editor), Laura Peters (Editor)

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Examines literary orphan figures and kinship structures in the nineteenth-century novel

  • Examines a wide range of canonical and non-canonical authors from the UK, US, Canada, Switzerland
  • Provides an important and unique contribution to fields of family and kinship studies
  • Includes an international, contemporary, critically-informed collection of interesting approaches
  • Offers an important intervention in the most cutting-edge work on children's literature and family and kinship studies

Rereading Orphanhood: Texts, Inheritance, Kin explores the ways in which the figure of the literary orphan can be used to illuminate our understanding of the culture and mores of the long nineteenth century, especially those relating to family and kinship. The chapters in the book explore how orphan characters (both child and adult) contribute to discourses of gender, home, inheritance, illegitimacy, notions of the human and the development of the novel across a wide range of canonical and non-canonical texts.

Dr Diane Warren is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at University of Portsmouth. She is the author of Djuna Barnes' Consuming Fictions, (Ashgate, 2008). Professor Laura Peters is based at University of Roehampton. She is a well-published author including Dickens and Race (MUP, 2013) and Orphan Texts: Victorian Orphans, Culture and Empire (MUP, 2000).
Product Details ISBN: 9781474464376
ISBN-10: 1474464378
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture