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Novel and the Police
     

Novel and the Police

by D. A. Miller
 

Through a series of readings in the work of the decisive triumvirate of Victorian fiction, Dickens, Trollope and Wilkie Collins, Miller investigates the novel as an oblique form of social control.

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Through a series of readings in the work of the decisive triumvirate of Victorian fiction, Dickens, Trollope and Wilkie Collins, Miller investigates the novel as an oblique form of social control.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520062818
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/01/1988
Pages:
222

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Garrett Stewart
With the appearance of D.A. Miller's remarkable book, the Victorian novel has its most dazzling critic in years. Tracking diverse strategies of surveillance and incarceration into the confines of the fictional institution itself, Miller investigates Victorian novels as the often-unconscious agents of a disciplinarian culture. He thus reads fiction reading us, keeping a public in its private place. His mastery of an intricate, layered, and sinuous argument is stunning, the writing no less than superb. For all the book's overarching debt to Foucault, D.A. Miller 'do the police' in voice all his own.
—(Garrett Stewart, author of Death Sentences: Styles of Dying in British Fiction)

Meet the Author

D.A. Miller is Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

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