From “Unremitting Attention” to “Discreet Indifference”

  • Kevin A. Morrison


This chapter examines Morley’s early essays on domestic themes in his Modern Characteristics (1865) and Studies in Conduct (1869), with particular attention to his remarks on parenting. Most studies of Morley pay little attention to these works. Insofar as he wrote and published these essays before his marriage and the responsibilities of childrearing, they certainly reflect a more youthful approach to a topic not yet tempered by experience. Nevertheless, they show Morley attempting to work out a philosophy of parenting consistent with his more mature views on the subject.


Modern Characteristics Studies in Conduct Saturday Review Periodical writing 


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  • Kevin A. Morrison
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  1. 1.Syracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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