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Sacramental Shopping (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R1,764
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Sacramental Shopping (Hardcover, New): Sarah Way Sherman
Sacramental Shopping (Hardcover, New): Sarah Way Sherman

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Sarah Way Sherman

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Written a generation apart and rarely treated together by scholars, Little Women (1868) and The House of Mirth (1905) share a deep concern with materialism, moral development, and self-construction. The heroines in both grapple with conspicuous consumption, an aspect of modernity that challenges older beliefs about ethical behavior and core identity.
Placing both novels at the historical intersection of modern consumer culture and older religious discourse on materialism and identity, Sarah Way Sherman analyzes how Alcott and Wharton rework traditional Protestant discourse to interpret their heroines' struggle with modern consumerism. Her conclusion reveals how Little Women's optimism, still buoyed by otherworldly justice, providential interventions, and the notion of essential identity, ultimately gives way to the much darker vision of modern materialistic culture in The House of Mirth.

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Imprint: University of New Hampshire Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: October 2013
Authors: Sarah Way Sherman
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-1-61168-422-3
Barcode: 9781611684223
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 1-61168-422-6

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