In the Company of Strangers: Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust

In the Company of Strangers: Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust

In the Company of Strangers shows how a reconception of family and kinship underlies the revolutionary experiments of the modernist novel. While stories of marriage and long-lost relatives were a mainstay of classic Victorian fiction, Barry McCrea suggests that rival countercurrents within these family plots set the stage for the formal innovations of Joyce and Proust. Tracing the challenges to the family plot mounted by figures such as Fagin, Sherlock Holmes, Leopold… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (June 14, 2011)

Collection: Modernist Latitudes

Parent ISBN: 9780231157636

Language: English


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