Anti-Catholicism and Nineteenth-Century Fiction by Susan M. GriffinAnti-Catholicism and Nineteenth-Century Fiction by Susan M. Griffin

Anti-Catholicism and Nineteenth-Century Fiction

bySusan M. Griffin

Paperback | January 11, 2009

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Susan Griffin analyzes the neglected body of anti-Catholic fiction written between the 1830s and the turn of the century in both Britain and the U.S. Her examination reveals how Anglo-American anti-Catholic sentiment was distilled to provide Victorians with a set of political, cultural and literary "truths" through which they defined themselves as Protestant and, therefore, "normative". This book will be essential reading for scholars working on British Victorian literature as well as nineteenth-century American literature and will also interest scholars of literary, cultural and religious studies.
Title:Anti-Catholicism and Nineteenth-Century FictionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:January 11, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052109352X

ISBN - 13:9780521093521


Table of Contents

List of plates; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Awful disclosures: the escaped nun's tale; 2. The dead father and the rule of religion: the Oxford Movement; 3. The foreign father and the sons of the sires: nativist novels of the 1850s; 4. Mariolatry, imperial motherhood, and manhood; 6. Under which lord? Ritualism, marriage and the law; 6. Black robes, white veils and foregone conclusions: Disraeli, Howells and James; Reliquaries; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This book will be of great value to anyone interested in critical accounts of nineteenth century popular fiction, as it builds on the work of Michael Deming, Jenny Franchot, and Nina Baym" - Thomas Butler, Transylvania University