The Victorian Novel
By (author) Louis James
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Victorian Novel by Louis James
Book DescriptionThis inspiring survey challenges conventional ways of viewing the Victorian novel. This book: provides time maps and overviews of historical and social contexts; considers the relationship between the Victorian novel and historical, religious and bibliographic writing; features short biographies of over forty Victorian authors, including Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Robert Louis Stevenson; and, offers close readings of over 30 key texts, among them Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" (1847) and Bram Stoker's "Dracula" (1897), as well as key presences, such as John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" (Pt 1, 1676, Pt 2, 1684). This book also covers topics such as colonialism, scientific speculation, the psychic and the supernatural, and working class reading.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631226284
(229mm x 154mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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G. W. M. Reynolds, Hardback (August 2008)
G W M Reynolds (1814-1879) had a major impact on the mid-Victorian era. A prolific novelist whose work had a massive circulation, and an influential journalist and editor, he was a man of contradictions in both his life and writing. This study presents a range of Reynolds' achievement and influence.
Victorian Novel, Hardback (November 2005)View all books by Louis James
* An inspiring student guide, free of critical jargon, which challenges conventional ways of seeing Victorian novel. * Provides time maps and overviews of historical and social contexts. * Considers the relationship between the Victorian novel and historical, religious and bibliographic writing.
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Author Biography - Louis James
Louis James's writing reflects his interests in Victorian and postcolonial literature, and his main publications include Fiction for the Working Man 1830-50 (1963), Print and the People (1976) and Caribbean Writing in English (1999). After a much-travelled academic life he now lives with his wife and two cats near the University of Kent at Canterbury, where he is an Emeritus Professor of English.
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