Dickens and Heredity: When Like Begets Like

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Despite the modern obsession with genetics and reproductive technology, very little has been written about Dickens's fascination with heredity, nor the impact that this fascination had on his novels . Dickens and Heredity is an attempt to rectify that omission by describing the hereditary theories that were current in Dickens's time and how these are reflected in his fiction. The book also argues that Dickens jettisoned his earlier belief in the prescriptive and deterministic potential of heredity after Darwin published The Origin of the Species in 1859.

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Goldie Morgentaler is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.

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'In Dickens and Heredity Goldie Morgentaler not only draws attention to a little-studied aspect of this continuingly popular Victorian novelist, his fascination with heredity and his constant deployment of amazing resemblances between children and parents, but also delineates the contemporary theories of heredity which had an impact on his fiction.' - Galton Institute Newsletter

'Dickens is usually seen as a writer whose characters are connected to their social backgrounds...But this book, by showing that especially in his early work Dickens placed importance on inherited traits rather than environment, strikes down this preconception...Morgentaler is at her best when she offers insightful readings of the novels...some of the analysis, such as the examination of A Tale of Two Cities or Our Mutual Friend, makes for fanscinating reading.' - Wendy Thatcher, Montreal Gazette

The result of [Morgentaler's] thoughtful, intelligent planning is a well grounded, substantial book...Profiting from an observation of Queenie Leavis that David Copperfield illustrates the new scientific interest in heredity characteristic of Victorian literature, and a corresponding new interest in what determines conduct, Morgentaler sets herself to locate that scientific interest, to trace its historical roots in the ancients, in Harvey, Jacob, and Linnaeus (among others), and to factor in the concept of the Great Chain of Being, and notions on the subject reflected in popular and literary culture of the early nineteenth century. I do her argument no favor by rehashing it here, but you should know that from her survey she formulates two abstract models, her simplification of the complex metaphor of hereditary transmission...This is a book Dickensians will love at first reading and will want in their libraries to leaf through again.' - Patrick McCarthy, University of California, Santa Barbara, Editor, Dickens Forum

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Descrizione libro Palgrave MacMillan, United Kingdom, 1999. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 2000 ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Despite the modern obsession with genetics and reproductive technology, very little has been written about Dickens s fascination with heredity, nor the impact that this fascination had on his novels . Dickens and Heredity is an attempt to rectify that omission by describing the hereditary theories that were current in Dickens s time and how these are reflected in his fiction. The book also argues that Dickens jettisoned his earlier belief in the prescriptive and deterministic potential of heredity after Darwin published The Origin of the Species in 1859. Codice libro della libreria APC9780333747230

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