Event Title

Frances Trollope's War with the Dissenters: The KJB and The Vicar of Wrexhill

Location

Room B

Start Date

1-10-2011 2:45 PM

End Date

1-10-2011 4:00 PM

Abstract

I have been exploring ways that Frances Trollope uses the KJV text in her novel, The Vicar of Wrexhill, first published in London in 1837. Trollope liberally quotes from the KJV, sometimes partial verses, sometimes lengthier portions; in fact, in The Vicar of Wrexhill, she quotes from the KJV probably at least one hundred times, but both the vicar, William Jacob Cartwright, and Trollope fail to hold the Scriptures in high esteem. Instead, they use the Bible to support their own misguided ideals of Christianity and to excuse their own behaviors. I plan to demonstrate that both Cartwright and Trollope—as do many people—manipulate and misquote the text repeatedly to further their own goals.

Comments

Virginia Dow earned her M.A. in English at Liberty University in 2010 and is currently working on her Ph.D. in English at Indiana University.

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Oct 1st, 2:45 PM Oct 1st, 4:00 PM

Frances Trollope's War with the Dissenters: The KJB and The Vicar of Wrexhill

Room B

I have been exploring ways that Frances Trollope uses the KJV text in her novel, The Vicar of Wrexhill, first published in London in 1837. Trollope liberally quotes from the KJV, sometimes partial verses, sometimes lengthier portions; in fact, in The Vicar of Wrexhill, she quotes from the KJV probably at least one hundred times, but both the vicar, William Jacob Cartwright, and Trollope fail to hold the Scriptures in high esteem. Instead, they use the Bible to support their own misguided ideals of Christianity and to excuse their own behaviors. I plan to demonstrate that both Cartwright and Trollope—as do many people—manipulate and misquote the text repeatedly to further their own goals.