You are here

Download A Concise Companion to the Victorian Novel (Concise by Francis O'Gorman PDF

By Francis O'Gorman

This quantity provides clean techniques to vintage Victorian fiction from 1830-1900. Opens up for the reader the cultural international during which the Victorian novel was once written and browse. Crosses conventional disciplinary limitations. presents clean views on how Victorian fiction pertains to varied contexts, resembling classification, sexuality, empire, psychology, legislations and biology.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Concise Companion to the Victorian Novel (Concise Companions to Literature and Culture) PDF

Similar british & irish books

The Lady Confesses (Harlequin Historical)

Having run clear of domestic to prevent an undesirable betrothal, girl Elizabeth Copeland needs to continue her cover as an aged lady's spouse constantly. even if she's known as upon to nurse the lady's nephew--who quite infuriatingly occurs to be the main incredible-looking guy she's ever visible. .. .Elizabeth yearns to damage out of Betsy's drab attire to bare that she's of an analogous blue blood because the rakish Nathaniel.

Shakespearean sensations : experiencing literature in early modern England

This powerful and well timed assortment presents clean insights into how Shakespeare's performs and poems have been understood to impact our bodies, minds and feelings. modern feedback has had strangely little to assert in regards to the early sleek period's funding in imagining literature's effect on feeling. Shakespearean Sensations brings jointly scholarship from more than a few recognized and new voices to deal with this basic hole.

Who's Afraid of James Joyce?

The improvement of Joycean experiences right into a revered and intensely huge subdiscipline of modernist stories could be traced to the paintings of a number of vital students. between those that did the main to record Joyce's paintings, Karen Lawrence can simply be certainly one of that elite cadre. A retrospective of a long time of labor on Joyce, this assortment contains released magazine articles, publication chapters, and choices from her top recognized paintings (all up to date and revised), in addition to one new essay.

Additional resources for A Concise Companion to the Victorian Novel (Concise Companions to Literature and Culture)

Sample text

Ballantyne, and others represent 15 Cannon Schmitt non-European parts of the world in these terms: as places of maturation or regeneration where boys can discover – or, in cases like Hartright’s, where incomplete or failed men can rediscover – their adult masculinity. Those novels also represent other parts of the world as sources of pleasure, portraying imperialism as if it were, again like a sport or a game, difficult but fun. Thus was empire enlisted in the service of boyhood and boyhood tied closely to imperialism.

Illustrations could function in a whole range of ways. At their most anodyne, they did little more than break up pages of print, offering pleasant, but unmemorable impressions of social status, setting, and physical appearance: even John Millais’s respectful illustrations to four of Anthony Trollope’s novels (Framley Parsonage, 1860–1; Orley Farm, 1861–2; The Small House at 29 Kate Flint Allington, 1862–4, and Phineas Finn, 1867–9) add little other than social elegance. Much more interpretive were the illustrations which accompanied the part publications of both Dickens’s and Thackeray’s novels, which frequently amplified a storyline, or gave pointers as to the dominant metaphorical and thematic strands in the text.

The confident references made in that novel to ‘the’ Indian or oriental character provide a reminder that empire was also a locus for the production of knowledge – ethnographic knowledge in particular. Kurtz’s report on ‘savage customs’, Creighton’s series of ‘monographs on strange Asiatic cults’ (ch. 10: 223), Holly’s observations on the ways of the Amahagger tribe over which She rules: all attest, in the pages of fiction, to the extra-fictional role of the imperial encounter in the development of anthropology.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.75 of 5 – based on 41 votes
Top