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By Jil Larson

Drawing on interdisciplinary paintings within the box of ethics and literature by way of a various variety of thinkers, together with Martha Nussbaum, Emmanuel Levinas and Paul Ricoeur, Jil Larson bargains new readings of overdue Victorian and turn-of-the-century British fiction, she indicates how moral techniques can rework our figuring out of narratives, simply as narratives make attainable a worthy, contextualised ethical deliberation. targeting novels via Thomas Hardy, Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner, Oscar Wilde, and Henry James, Larson explores the conjunction of ethics and fin-de-siècle historical past and tradition via a attention of what narratives from this era let us know approximately emotion, cause, and gender, aestheticism, and such speech acts as promising and mendacity. This ebook can be of curiosity to students of 19th century and modernism, and all attracted to the conjunction among narrative, ethics and literary concept.

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