Companion to the Victorian Novel

Companion to the Victorian Novel


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313314070
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/30/2002
Series: Literary Companions Series
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1510L (what's this?)

About the Author

WILLIAM BAKER is Professor, Department of English, and Professor, University Libraries, at Northern Illinois University. He is the Editor of George Eliot-George Henry Lewes Studies, as well as the author or editor of such volumes as Harold Pinter (1973), George Eliot and Judaism (1975), The Libraries of George Eliot and G. H. Lewes (1981), F.R. Leavis and Q.D. Leavis: An Annotated Bibliography (1989), The Early History of the London Library (1992), The Letters of George Henry Lewes (1995, 1999), Literary Theories: A Case Study in Critical Performance (1996), and The Letters of Wilkie Collins (1999).

KENNETH WOMACK is Assistant Professor of English at Penn State Altoona. In addition to coauthoring Recent Work in Critical Theory, 1989-1995: An Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood, 1996) and Twentieth-Century Bibliography and Textual Criticism: An Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood, 2000), and coediting the Dictionary of Literary Biography's three-volume British Book Collectors and Bibliographers series (1997-1999), he has published numerous articles on twentieth-century British and American literature and film. He is editor of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory, correspondent for the World Shakespeare Bibliography, and associate editor of George Eliot-George Henry Lewes Studies.

Table of Contents


Victorian Literary Contexts

The Victorian Novel Emerges, 1800-1840 by Ian Duncan

Periodicals and Syndication by Graham Law

Book Publishing and the Victorian Literary Marketplace by Peter L. Shillingsburg

Victorian Illustrators and Illustration by Lynn Alexander

Victorian Cultural Contexts

The Nineteenth-Century Political Novel by Julian Wolfreys

The Sociological Contexts of Victorian Fiction by M. Claire Loughlin

Faith, Religion, and the Nineteenth-Century Novel by Nancy Cervetti

Philosophy and the Victorian Literary Aesthetic by Martin Bidney

Science and the Scientist in Victorian Fiction by Michael H. Whitworth

Law and the Victorian Novel by Elizabeth F. Judge

Intoxication and the Victorian Novel by Kathleen McCormack

Victorian Genres

Ghost and Hauntings in the Victorian Novel by Lucie J. Armitt

The Victorian Gothic by Peter Kitson

Victorian Detective Fiction by Lillian Nayder

The Victorian Social Problem Novel by James G. Nelson

The Victorian Sensation Novel by Helen Debenham

Victorian Juvenilia by Christine Alexander

Moving Pictures: Film and the Representation of Victorian Fictions by Todd F. Davis

Major Authors of the Victorian Era

Religion in the Novels of Charlotte and Anne Brontë by Marianne Thormählen

Victorian Professionalism and Charlotte Brontë's Villette by Roger Poole

Charles Dickens by K.J. Fielding

George Eliot: Critical Responses to Daniel Deronda by Nancy Henry

George Eliot's Reading Revolution and the Mythical School of Criticism by William R. McKelvy

Thomas Hardy by Edward Neill

The Vanities of William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair by Juliet McMaster

Anthony Trollope and "Classic Realism" by K.M. Newton

George Meredith at the Crossways by Margaret Harris

"Not Burying the One Talent": Mrs. Gaskell's Life of Duty by Barbara Quinn Schmidt

Wilkie Collins's Challenges to Pre-Raphaelite Gender Constructs by Sophia Andres

Contemporary Critical Approaches to the Victorian Novel

Postcolonial Readings by Roslyn Jolly

Feminist Criticism and the Nineteenth-Century Novel by Eileen Gillooly

Otherness and Identity in the Victorian Novel by Michael Galchinsky

Selected Bibliography


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