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Victorian Jesus : J.R. Seeley, Religion, and the Cultural Significance of Anonymity (Hardcover) (Ian

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Ecce ******: A Survey in the Life and Work of Jesus Christ, published anonymously in 1865, alarmed some readers and delighted others by its presentation of a humanitarian view of Christ and early Christian history. Victorian Jesus explores the relationship between historian J. R. Seeley and his publisher Alexander Macmillan as they sought to keep Seeley’s authorship a secret while also trying to exploit the public interest.

Ian Hesketh highlights how Ecce ******'s reception encapsulates how Victorians came to terms with rapidly changing religious views in the second half of the nineteenth century. Hesketh critically examines Seeley’s career and public image, and the publication and reception of his controversial work. Readers and commentators sought to discover the author’s identity in order to uncover the hidden meaning of the book, and this engendered a lively debate about the ethics of anonymous publishing. In Victorian Jesus, Ian Hesketh argues for the centrality of this moment in the history of anonymity in book and periodical publishing throughout the century.

Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Literary Criticism, Science
Series Title: Studies in Book and Print Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
Author: Ian Hesketh
Language: English
Street Date: October 6, 2017
TCIN: 53067590
UPC: 9781442645776
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-3986
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