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The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-century Novel 1820-1880

ISBN : 9780199560615

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Author: 
John Kucich; Jenny Bourne Taylor
Pages
592 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
181 x 253 mm
Pub date
Nov 2011
Series
Oxford History of the Novel in English
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The Oxford History of the Novel in English is a 12-volume series presenting a comprehensive, global, and up-to-date history of English-language prose fiction and written by a large, international team of scholars. The series is concerned with novels as a whole, not just the 'literary' novel, and each volume includes chapters on the processes of production, distribution, and reception, and on popular fiction and the fictional sub-genres, as well as outlining the work of major novelists, movements, traditions, and tendencies. Volume 3, The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1800 charts one of the most significant and exciting periods in the history of the genre. Beginning with the decade in which Scott's work helped inaugurate the three-volume novel, and in which many narrative genres, conventions, and preoccupations associated with Victorian fiction first emerged, it traces how these forms developed and changed in the mid nineteenth century, as the novel became established at the centre of British national culture. The volume includes sections on book history, on major authors, and on the varieties of fiction and range of narrative modes during the period. It also features essays on theories of the novel, and on the novel's relationship to other aesthetic forms. Volume 3 also emphasizes the wider cultural role and significance of the novel during the period, including its impact on ideas of place and nation, as well as its intervention in political, scientific, and intellectual contexts.

Index: 

Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
List of Illustrations
List of Tables
General Editor's Preface
Introduction
Editorial Note
Note on British Currency before Decimalization
PART I: NOVELISTS, READERS, AND THE FICTION INDUSTRY
1. The Publishing Industry
2. Readers and Reading Practices
3. The Professionalization of Authorship
PART II: VARIETIES AND GENRES
4. The Historical Novel
5. Gothic Fictions in the Nineteenth Century
6. The English Bildungsroman
7. The Silver Fork Novel
8. The Newgate Novel
9. The Sensation Novel
10. Children's Fiction
11. The Domestic Novel
PART III: MAJOR AUTHORS IN CONTEXT
12. Charles Dickens: The Novelist as Public Figure
13. The Brontes and the Transformations of Romanticism
14. George Eliot and Intellectual Culture
PART IV: NARRATIVE STRUCTURES AND STRATEGIES
15. Short Fiction and the Novel
16. Multiple Narrators and Multiple Plots
17. Addressing the Reader: The Autobiographical Voice
18. Realism and Theories of the Novel
19. Theatricality and the Novel
20. Aesthetic Theories
PART V: THE NATION AND ITS BOUNDARIES
21. Modernization and the Organic Society
22. Place, Region, and Migration
23. The Novel and Empire
24. Nationalism and National Identities
25. International Influences
PART VI: CONTEMPORARY CONTEXTS
26. Radicalism and Reform
27. Parliament and the State
28. Science and the Novel
29. Religion and the Novel
30. Psychology and the Idea of Character
31. Gender Identities and Relationships
Bibliography

About the author: 

John Kucich is a Professor of English at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He has written numerous books and essays on nineteenth-century literature and culture. His publications include Excess and Restraint in the Novels of Charles Dickens (Georgia, 1981), Repression in Victorian Fiction: Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Charles Dickens (California, 1987), The Power of Lies: Transgression in Victorian Fiction (Cornell, 1994), and Imperial Masochism: British Fiction, Fantasy, and Social Class (Princeton, 2007). He has also edited, with Dianne F. Sadoff, Victorian Afterlife: Postmodern Culture Rewrites the Nineteenth Century (Minnesota, 2000). ; Jenny Bourne Taylor is a Professor of English at the University of Sussex. She has written widely on nineteenth-century literature and culture. Her publication include (with Sally Shuttleworth) Embodied Selves: An Anthology of Psychological Texts (Clarendon, 1998), and ed., with Margot Finn and Michael Lobban Legitimacy and Illegitimacy in Law, Literature and History (Palgrave, 2010).

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