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Against Self-Interest: Trollope and Realism

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Extract: IT IS A STRIKING TRAIT of many Trollope protagonists, Stephen Wall observes in his fine study Trollope and Character, that they act ‘against self-interest’. They are capable of discerning what it would be best for them to do, in the sense that it would tend to promote their worldly advantage or their personal happiness, but how they behave is not in accordance with that judgement. Their acting so disadvantageously to themselves, in ways that are not explained by alternati...

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10.1093/escrit/cgs020

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Essays in Criticism More from this journal
Volume:
62
Issue:
4
Pages:
396-416
Publication date:
2012-10-01
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EISSN:
1471-6852
ISSN:
0014-0856
Pubs id:
pubs:527999
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uuid:61e6537c-4ece-4f36-99a1-6cfe2a359e03
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pubs:527999
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527999
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2015-06-25

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