Margaret Oliphant's Carlingford Series : An Original Contribution to the Debate on Religion, Class and Gender in the 1860s and '70s

Margaret Oliphant's Carlingford Series : An Original Contribution to the Debate on Religion, Class and Gender in the 1860s and '70s

Description

Nineteenth-century observers of social and religious life in England felt that religion, class and gender were frameworks that previous generations had taken for granted but that were becoming more and more problematic as the century progressed. An analysis of Margaret Oliphant's Chronicles of Carlingford in the context of contemporary fiction and nonfiction demonstrates the extent to which these novels contributed to the contemporary debate. Oliphant offers a comprehensive and uncommonly balanced picture of the most visible parties in English religious life in the 1860s and '70s and draws attention to the arbitrariness and power of social signifying practices. She questions traditional gender roles by portraying talented and self-confident female characters whose superficial conformity to societal conventions can hardly disguise their determination to take control both of their own lives and of the lives of others.

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Details

Author(s)
Birgit Kaemper
Format
Paperback | 328 pages
Dimensions
148 x 210 x 22mm | 430g
Publication date
01 Apr 2001
Publisher
Peter Lang AG
Publication City/Country
Frankfurt a.M., Switzerland
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition Statement
Neuausg.
Illustrations note
1 fig.
ISBN10
3631375581
ISBN13
9783631375587