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The Victorian novel

  • 412 Pages
  • 3.22 MB
  • English

Chelsea House , Philadelphia
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals,
Statementedited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
GenreHandbooks, manuals, etc.
SeriesBloom"s period studies
ContributionsBloom, Harold.
LC ClassificationsPR871 .V533 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 412 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3379409M
ISBN 100791076784
LC Control Number2004540357

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Street urchins, housemaids, pickpockets and foundlings they may be, but the characters in our pick of the best kids' books set in Victorian times are brave, resourceful and inspiring. Francis O'Gorman is Lecturer in Victorian Literature in the School of English at the University of Leeds. He has written widely on the Victorian period, including the books John Ruskin () and Late Ruskin: New Contexts (), and co-edited collections on Margaret Oliphant (), Ruskin and Gender (), and The Victorians and the Eighteenth Century: Reassessing the.

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Sarah Waters is the author of three thrillers set in Victorian London. Her latest, Fingersmith, is on the Orange prize longlist, and has been described as a modern Woman in : Guardian Staff. Victorian England produced some of the greatest novelists in Western history, including Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, and George Eliot.

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John Fowles's tale of romance and detection reads like a Victorian novel, even though it was written decades after Queen Victoria died.

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The realistic Victorian novels became popular because it was the first time characters in a novel were similar and connected to the people of the middle class. Newspapers, Press, and Publishing: One very important source of information on the realistic novel’s popularity are the.

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Professor Kate Flint explores the way Victorians bought, borrowed and read their books, and considers the impact of the popular literature of the period. Victorians were great readers of the novel, and the number of novels available for them to read increased enormously during Victoria’s reign.

The activity of reading benefited hugely from.

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The book for which Gibbons is best remembered was a satire of late-Victorian pastoral fiction but went on to influence many subsequent generations. Author: Guardian Staff. The Pearl is a collection of erotic tales, rhymes, songs and parodies in magazine form that were published in London between towhen they were forced to shut down by the authorities for publishing rude and obscene literature.

The Pearl Printed for the Society of Vice – Volumes(not individually listed). Although set in a fictional county, Anthony Trollope's novel Barchester Towers resonated with many aspects of contemporary Victorian society.

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We often assume the Victorians had puritanical attitudes to sex, but this was far from the reality. From familiar classics to neglected gems, Claire Jarvis —Stanford academic and author of Exquisite Masochism: Sex, Marriage and the Novel Form— selects the best books on sex in Victorian literature.

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The first novel in the series, THE FACE OF A STRANGER, follows Monk after he wakes up with no memory of his past. THE VICTORIAN NOVEL is a fascinating discussion of the themes and issues occurring in Victorian novels, with special attention to the works by key novelists of the time - Dickens, Gaskell, Eliot, the Brontes, Thackeray, Trollope and more (but especially the early rather than later Victorians)/5(6).

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Thus, Charlotte Bronte's () Jane Eyre, when refusing to be Rochester's mistress, insists that she cares for herself. First of all in the Victorian Age the dominating literary form was the novel.

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The Victorians were haunted by the supernatural, by ghosts and fairies, table-rappings and telepathic encounters, occult religions and the idea of reincarnation, visions of the other world and a reality beyond the everyday. The Victorian Supernatural explores the sources of these beliefs in their literary, historical and cultural contexts.

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