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Title: Public schools as presented by the Clarendon and Taunton Royal commissions and by contemporary novelists 1825-1875: a comparatve study
Author: Heritage, Alice
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1977
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This thesis examines the presentations of public schools as they appear in the Clarendon and Taunton Royal Commissions and in the works of selected contemporary novelists 1825-75 in order to explore different' visions of truth. On the one hand there is the socio-analytical explanation of the Commissions with their objectified factual evidence and statistics; on the other the explicit statements made by the novelists, all respected writers with a claim to . knowledgeability on the subject, and the imaginative interpretations which apl1ear in their artistic creations. Both social science and literary. theories suggest an anti thesis between "objective" reality as revealed by Commissions and the "subjective" reality of novelists. The two sets of materials are discussed under topics of curriculum, religion and morality, power and authority, and class consciousness - four areas which are major concerns of the Commissions and are also treated both explicitly and implicitly by novelists.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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