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Title A companion to the Victorian novel / edited by Patrick Brantlinger and William B. Thesing
Published Malden, MA ; Oxford, UK : Blackwell, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 513 pages)
Series Blackwell companions to literature and culture
Blackwell companions to literature and culture.
Contents pt. 1 Historical contexts and cultural issues. The publishing world / Kelly J. Mays -- Education, literacy, and the Victorian reader / Jonathan Rose -- Money, the economy, and social class / Regenia Gagnier -- Victorian psychology / Athena Vrettos -- Empire, race, and the Victorian novel / Deirdre David -- The Victorian novel and religion / Hilary Fraser -- Scientific ascendancy / John Kucich -- Technology and information: accelerating developments / Christopher Keep -- Laws, the legal world, and politics / John R. Reed -- Gender politics and women's rights / Hilary M. Schor -- The other arts: Victorian visual culture / Jeffrey Spear -- Imagined audiences: the novelist and the stage / Renata Kobetts Miller. pt. 2 Forms of the Victorian novel. Newgate novel to detective fiction / F.S. Schwarzbach -- The historical novel / John Bowen -- The sensation novel / Winifred Hughes -- The bildungsroman / John R. Maynard -- The Gothic romance in the Victorian period / Cannon Schmitt -- The provincial or regional novel / Ian Duncan -- Industrial and "condition of England" novels / James Richard Simmons, Jr. -- Children's fiction / Lewis C. Roberts -- Victorian science fiction / Patrick Brantlinger. pt. 3 Victorian and modern theories of the novel and the reception of novels and novelists then and now. The receptions of Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy / Elizabeth Langland -- Victorian theories of the novel / Joseph W. Childers -- Modern and postmodern theories of prose fiction / Audrey Jaffe -- The afterlife of the Victorian novel: novels about novels / Anne Humpherys -- The Victorian novel in film and on television / Joss Marsh, Kamilla Elliott
Summary In this comprehensive and accessible critical overview of the Victorian novel, a number of writers explore the religious, social, political and other contexts of the period and study the various genres or subgenres of the Victorian novel
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Brantlinger, Patrick, 1941-
Thesing, William B.
Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN 0470996323
0470997206 (electronic bk.)
9780470997208 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Victorian novel