Authorship, Ethics and the Reader

Blake, Dickens, Joyce

  • Authors
  • Dominic Rainsford

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Dominic Rainsford
      Pages 1-9
  3. William Blake

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Dominic Rainsford
      Pages 13-47
    3. Dominic Rainsford
      Pages 48-75
    4. Dominic Rainsford
      Pages 76-95
  4. Charles Dickens

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Dominic Rainsford
      Pages 99-126
    3. Dominic Rainsford
      Pages 127-156
    4. Dominic Rainsford
      Pages 157-174
  5. James Joyce

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Dominic Rainsford
      Pages 177-208
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Dominic Rainsford
      Pages 211-224
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-250

About this book


Dominic Rainsford examines ways in which literary texts may seem to comment on their authors' ethical status. Its argument develops through readings of Blake, Dickens, and Joyce, three authors who find especially vivid ways of casting doubt on their own moral authority, at the same time as they expose wider social ills. The book combines its interest in ethics with post-structuralist scepticism, and thus develops a type of radical humanism with applications far beyond the three authors immediately discussed.


Autorschaft Charles Dickens time

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