The Resource Promising language : betrothal in Victorian law and fiction, Randall Craig

Promising language : betrothal in Victorian law and fiction, Randall Craig

Label
Promising language : betrothal in Victorian law and fiction
Title
Promising language
Title remainder
betrothal in Victorian law and fiction
Statement of responsibility
Randall Craig
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Promising Language explores the linguistic and social ramifications of promising, and specifically promising to marry, in Victorian fiction. The concept of the promise - as speech act, as social practice and legal contract, and as structural principle and topos - lies at the intersection of several emergent nineteenth-century discourses: the science of language (notably etymology and philology), utilitarian jurisprudence (especially the freedom of contract applied to personal relations), and the aesthetics of the novel (predominantly realism). With this in mind, Craig offers new readings of several classic Victorian novels, including Pickwick Papers, Jane Eyre, Adam Bede, The Egoist, and The Wings of the Dove."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Craig, Randall
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.B47
LC item number
C73 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Betrothal
  • Legal stories, English
  • Love stories, English
  • Betrothal in literature
  • Courtship in literature
  • Marriage in literature
  • Promises in literature
  • Fictie
  • Engels
  • Verloving
  • Hofmakerij
  • Huwelijk
  • Beloften
  • Juridische aspecten
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Liebesroman
  • Brautwerbung
  • Justiz
  • Verlöbnis <Motiv>
  • Roman
  • Betrothal in literature
  • Betrothal
  • Courtship in literature
  • English fiction
  • Legal stories, English
  • Romance fiction, English
  • Marriage in literature
  • Promises in literature
  • Englisch
  • Great Britain
Label
Promising language : betrothal in Victorian law and fiction, Randall Craig
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-324) and index
  • "Cases cited": p. 325
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: Cross Your Fingers ... -- Introduction: Promising: Language/Narrative/Law -- Ch. 1. Language and the Victorians -- Ch. 2. Victorian Promises -- Ch. 3. Legal Fictions: Narrating Breach of Promise -- Ch. 4. Engaging Lies in Jane Eyre -- Ch. 5. Right Speaking in Adam Bede -- Ch. 6. Promising Marriage in The Egoist -- Ch. 7. Questioning Rhetoric in Can You Forgive Her? -- Ch. 8. Dying Promises in The Wings of the Dove -- Afterword: Cross Your Heart
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 331 pages
Isbn
9780791444269
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99022478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40925960
  • (OCoLC)ocm40925960
Label
Promising language : betrothal in Victorian law and fiction, Randall Craig
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-324) and index
  • "Cases cited": p. 325
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: Cross Your Fingers ... -- Introduction: Promising: Language/Narrative/Law -- Ch. 1. Language and the Victorians -- Ch. 2. Victorian Promises -- Ch. 3. Legal Fictions: Narrating Breach of Promise -- Ch. 4. Engaging Lies in Jane Eyre -- Ch. 5. Right Speaking in Adam Bede -- Ch. 6. Promising Marriage in The Egoist -- Ch. 7. Questioning Rhetoric in Can You Forgive Her? -- Ch. 8. Dying Promises in The Wings of the Dove -- Afterword: Cross Your Heart
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 331 pages
Isbn
9780791444269
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99022478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40925960
  • (OCoLC)ocm40925960

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