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Author Lyons, Sara, author.

Title Assessing intelligence : the Bildungsroman and the politics of human potential in England, 1860-1910 / Sara Lyons
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2023]


Description 1 online resource (viii, 281 pages)
Series Nineteenth-Century and Neo-Victorian Cultures
Nineteenth-century and neo-Victorian cultures.
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Series Preface -- Introduction -- 1. George Eliot's Moral Intelligence -- 2. Thomas Hardy and the Value of Brains -- 3. Acting Clever in Henry James -- 4. H. G. Wells's Very Ordinary Brains -- Coda: Virginia Woolf's Hereditary Genius -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Examines how novelists engaged with the emergence of the IQ concept of intelligence and the meritocratic ideal
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 01, 2022)
Subject English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Bildungsromans, English -- History and criticism
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Bildungsromans, English
English fiction
Literature: history & criticism.
Classic fiction.
Disability: social aspects.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1474497683