Description - The Afterlife of Property by Jeff Nunokawa
This study investigates the conviction passed on by the Victorian novel that a woman's love is the only fortune a man can count on to last. Taking for its example four texts, Charles Dickens's "Little Dorrit" and "Dombey and Son", and George Eliot's "Daniel Deronda" and "Silas Marner", it studies the diverse ways that the Victorian novel imagines women as property removed from the uncertainties of the marketplace. Along the way, it relates how the categories of economics, gender, sexuality, race and fiction define one another in the Victorian novel.
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(235mm x 152mm x mm)
Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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Author Biography - Jeff Nunokawa
Jeff Nunokawa is Associate Professor of English at Princeton University. He is the author of Tame Passions of Wilde (Princeton).