Friendship's Bonds

A study of the connection between citizenship and friendship in Victorian fiction.

Friendship's Bonds
Democracy and the Novel in Victorian England

Richard Dellamora

2004 | 264 pages | Cloth $65.00
Literature / Gay Studies/Lesbian Studies/Queer Studies
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Pure Oliver, or Representation without Agency
Chapter 2. Constituting the National Subject: Benjamin Disraeli, Judaism, and the Legacy of William Beckford
Chapter 3. "Tancred" and the Character of Influence
Excursus. The Economic Judaism of Karl Marx
Chapter 4. The Lesser Holocausts of William Gladstone and Anthony Trollope
Chapter 5. The Music of Sapphic Friendship in George Eliot's "Daniel Deronda"
Chapter 6. Aesthetic Politics in Henry James's "The Tragic Muse"

Coda. Rethinking Friendship in Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband"

A Note on Further Reading