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for faith : Geraldine Jewsbury's Zoe: The History of Two Lives. Lives (1845), perhaps the first serious effort to deal with the subject in fiction. Gains and Losses: Novels of Faith and Doubt in Victorian England. New York and London: Garland, 1977.
Scepticism of Christian evidences, sublimation of doubt in sex, social service among the poor as a substitute for faith : Geraldine Jewsbury's Zoe: The History of Two Lives.
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Late Victorian fiction may express doubts and uncertainties, but in. .
Late Victorian fiction may express doubts and uncertainties, but in aesthetic terms it displays a new sophistication and self-confidence. Initially a critic and translator, she was influenced, after the loss of her Christian faith, by the ideas of Ludwig Feuerbach and Auguste Comte. His major fiction consists of the tragic novels of rural life, The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895).
The book covers many aspects of life in the Victorian Church of England. The scholar will appreciate both the notes and the bibliography which are both helpful. The chronology at the front of the book and the glossary at the back are useful tools for a student coming (as I did) to the topic for the first time.
Jewsbury never married, but enjoyed intimate friendships, notably with Jane Carlyle, wife of the essayist Thomas Carlyle. Jewsbury's romantic feelings for her and the complexity of their relations are reflected in Jewsbury's writings.
That kind of Victorian novel, for the middle-class was a mixture of old values and images seen now through the . On the basis of constant controversies and doubts of faith, religious consciousness affected Victorian fiction as a whole.
That kind of Victorian novel, for the middle-class was a mixture of old values and images seen now through the prism of science: psychology, evolution, sociology. Spiritual and temporal worlds are darkened by the shadows of change and the country was something compared to the heart of revolutions, which referred to the English heydays in terms of urban, social and cultural changes. It could be especially well seen in the way that traditions in which the authors were bred, influenced their works.
Gains and Losses: Novels of Faith and Doubt in Victorian England . In later life Thomas Hardy declared himself one of its earliest acclaimers, and George Eliot and G. H. Lewes began reading it immediately, concluding within two days that it made 'an epoch'. The next year, in The Mill on the Floss, as Tom Tulliver shoots peas at a blue-bottle, the narrator observed that nature 'had provided Tom and the peas for the speedy destruction of this weak individual'. The Companion to the Victorian Novel provides contextual and critical information about the entire range of British fiction published between 1837 and 1901.
In The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel, a series of specially .
In The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel, a series of specially commissioned essays examine the work of Charles Dickens, the Bronte's, George Eliot, and other canonical writers, as well as that of such writers as Olive Schreiner, Wilkie Collins, and H. Rider Haggard, whose work has recently attracted new attention from scholars and students.