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Author Golban, Petru, author

Title Victorian fiction as a bildungsroman : its flourishing and complexity / Petru Golban
Published Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publisher, 2019


Description 1 online resource (373 pages)
Summary Metaphorically speaking, the nineteenth-century English Bildungsroman, dealing with the principle of identity formation, parallels Victorian fiction as a whole, revealing the completion of its own formation, which began in the eighteenth century. Significantly, the most important and popular Victorian novels are Bildungsromane, in which authors construct or rather reconstruct their own life experiences as formative processes. This book shows that the Bildungsroman has a development history, is a specific literary system, and consists of a thematic and narrative pattern. It details the entrance of this newly established fictional tradition into Victorian culture and literature through Carlyle's threefold literary reception of the novel of formation and its subsequent flourishing and complexity. In this respect, a number of novelistic works are scrutinized, and each faces the question as to whether its thematic and narrative perspectives fit the pattern and shape of the Bildungsroman
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Bildungsromans, English -- History and criticism
Literature: history & criticism.
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900.
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers.
Bildungsromans, English
English fiction
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781527540798