Wilkie Collins and Other Sensation Novelists: Walking the Moral Hospital

Wilkie Collins and Other Sensation Novelists: Walking the Moral Hospital

by Nicholas Rance
     
 

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This work adopts a fresh approach by relating the vogue in the 1860s for sensation fiction to a specific phase of a crisis of faith in the bourgeois ideology of self-help. The demise of sensation fiction after a mere decade is then associated with a returned sense in the 1870s of the durability of the status quo, and the temporary revival of a moralism, which had

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This work adopts a fresh approach by relating the vogue in the 1860s for sensation fiction to a specific phase of a crisis of faith in the bourgeois ideology of self-help. The demise of sensation fiction after a mere decade is then associated with a returned sense in the 1870s of the durability of the status quo, and the temporary revival of a moralism, which had seemed in a terminal condition in the 1860s.

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ISBN-13:
9781611470994
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
05/01/1991
Series:
Bucknell Studies in Eighteenth Century Literature and Culture Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,165,317
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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