Regulation of Consciousness in the English Novel Desire and Power

Author: Schur, Owen
Year:2002
Pages:244
ISBN:0-7734-7248-7
978-0-7734-7248-8
Price:179.95
This study examines representative novels in the English tradition from Austen to Woolf. The book explores three main aspects of these novels: desire, power, and consciousness. These works all examine hierarchies of power in the social practices and institutions by and in which the protagonists live. Examines Emma; Villette; Little Dorrit; The Water Babies ; Daniel Deronda; The Woodlanders; The Well-Beloved; Mrs. Dalloway

Table of contents:
Introduction
1. Desire, Freedom, and Marriage in Emma
2. Surveillance in Villette
3. Guilt in Little Dorrit
4. Discipline in The Water Babies
5. Consciousness and Power in Daniel Deronda
6. Modern Desire in The Woodlanders and The Well-Beloved
7. Power and Patriarchy in Mrs. Dalloway
Conclusion; Works Cited; Index