John Halifax, Gentleman

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Broadview Press, 26.10.2005 - 592 Seiten

This 1856 novel, one of the most beloved of the Victorian period, follows the life, from childhood to death, of an orphaned boy who grows to become a wealthy and powerful leader in his community. The young John Halifax is taken in by Abel Fletcher, a Quaker tanner, and forms a close friendship with Fletcher’s son, Phineas. Through hard work and integrity, John overcomes obstacles to find domestic happiness and material success. His achievements symbolize those of England in the early nineteenth century, and this novel captures the ambition and ebullient optimism of the growing Victorian middle class.

This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and full annotation; the idea of the “gentleman” in Victorian culture, labour unrest in the early nineteenth century, and women’s roles in Victorian England are explored in the broad selection of contextual documents.

 

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I
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III
28
IV
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V
31
VI
39
VII
50
VIII
64
XXIV
235
XXV
245
XXVI
255
XXVII
272
XXVIII
287
XXIX
303
XXX
319
XXXI
331

IX
78
X
91
XI
100
XII
112
XIII
122
XIV
131
XV
144
XVI
153
XVII
163
XVIII
169
XIX
177
XX
188
XXI
199
XXII
210
XXIII
224
XXXII
341
XXXIII
354
XXXIV
367
XXXV
383
XXXVI
393
XXXVII
403
XXXVIII
414
XXXIX
425
XL
437
XLI
451
XLII
466
XLIII
477
XLIV
489
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Über den Autor (2005)

Lynn M. Alexander is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She is the author of Women, Work, and Representation: Needlewomen in Victorian Art and Literature (Ohio University Press, 2003) and many articles on Victorian literature.

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