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Author Nash, Julie, 1969-
Title Servants and paternalism in the works of Maria Edgeworth and Elizabeth Gaskell / Julie Nash.
Imprint Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2007]

Author Nash, Julie, 1969-
Series Nineteenth century
Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Subject Edgeworth, Maria, 1768-1849 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Household employees in literature.
Social change in literature.
Description 1 online resource (130 pages).
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-125) and index.
Contents Introduction : Maria Edgeworth, Elizabeth Gaskell, and servants in the "good old days" -- Servants and paternalism -- "Standing in distress between tragedy and comedy" : servants in Maria Edgeworth's English domestic fiction -- "Submitting to fate" : servants in Gaskell's domestic fiction -- "True and loyal to the family" : servants in Maria Edgeworth's Irish novels -- "Mutual duties" : servants and labor relations in Gaskell's "condition of England" novels -- Conclusion : "well done thou good and faithful servant."
Summary Writing during periods of dramatic social change, Maria Edgeworth and Elizabeth Gaskell were both attracted to the idea of radical societal transformation at the same time that their writings express nostalgia for a traditional, paternalistic ruling class. Julie Nash shows how this tension is played out especially through the characters of servants in short fiction and novels such as Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent, Belinda, and Helen and Gaskell's North and South and Cranford, among others.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780754687481 (electronic bk.)
0754687481 (electronic bk.)
9780754656395 (alk. paper)
075465639X (alk. paper)
OCLC # 647906147
Additional Format Print version: Nash, Julie. Servants and paternalism in the works of Maria Edgeworth and Elizabeth Gaskell. Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007 (DLC) 2007005511 (OCoLC)83609611

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