Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Anti-Catholicism and Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Anti-Catholicism and Nineteenth-Century Fiction

$46.99 (C)

Part of Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture

  • Date Published: January 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521093521

$ 46.99 (C)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • 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.

    • Offers insights into the study of religion and literature
    • Reads British and American literature together in a genuinely comparative analysis
    • Interdisciplinary work combining literary, historical and cultural studies
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "Griffin deserves credit for working her way through a mass of unreadable novels that helped to fuel the Protestant imagination at a critical time in the history of both the US and England. The book provides an interesting interpretation of the genre." J.R. Griffin, University of Southern Colorado, CHOICE

    "At the end of Susan Griffin's valuable book...one is left with a sense of admiration at her methodological sureness of touch....Griffin's perceptive and well-researched book offers much fascinating food for thought...." James H. Murphy, DePaul University, Victorians Institute Journal

    "This book is an impressive contribution to the growing body of scholarship on Victorian religion and literature."
    Maria LaMonaca, Columbia College, Victorian Studies

    "Anti-Catholicism and Nineteenth Century Fiction highlights the myriad ways in which British and American Victorian fiction used anti-Catholic discourse to shape and express cultural anxieties about national identity, gender definitions, generational conflicts, and normative Protestantism. The broad range of texts, themes and plots, as well as Griffin's transnational focus, provide wide-ranging and unique insight into the meaning and function of anti-Catholic narratives. It is well worth reading." - The Journal of Religion Susan E. Hill, University of Northern Iowa

    "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

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521093521
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Author

    Susan M. Griffin, University of Louisville, Kentucky
    Susan M. Griffin is Professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of Louisville. She is the editor of the Henry James Review and author and editor of numerous works including The Art of Criticism, The Historical Eye, and Henry James Goes to the Movies.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×