Realizations: Narrative, Pictorial, and Theatrical Arts in Nineteenth-Century England by Martin MeiselRealizations: Narrative, Pictorial, and Theatrical Arts in Nineteenth-Century England by Martin Meisel

Realizations: Narrative, Pictorial, and Theatrical Arts in Nineteenth-Century England

byMartin Meisel

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In this richly illustrated study of the relationship of art, drama, and fiction in the nineteenth century, Martin Meisel illuminates the collaboration between storytelling and picturemaking that informed narrative painting, pictorial dramaturgy, and serial illustrated fiction.

Originally published in 1984.

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Title:Realizations: Narrative, Pictorial, and Theatrical Arts in Nineteenth-Century EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:494 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 14, 2014Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0691612935

ISBN - 13:9780691612935

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Table of Contents


  • FrontMatter,pg. i
  • CONTENTS,pg. vii
  • ILLUSTRATIONS,pg. ix
  • A NOTE AND SOME ACKNOWLEDGMENTS,pg. xvii
  • A MATTER OF STYLE,pg. 3
  • 1. THE MOMENT'S STORY: PAINTING,pg. 17
  • 2. ILLUSTRATION AND REALIZATION,pg. 29
  • 3. SPEAKING PICTURES: THE DRAMA,pg. 38
  • 4. TELLING SCENES: THE NOVEL,pg. 52
  • 5. THE ART OF EFFECT,pg. 69
  • 6. PREAMBLE TO THE PICTURE PLAY,pg. 91
  • 7. FROM HOGARTH TO CRUIKSHANK,pg. 97
  • 8. THE POLITICS OF DOMESTIC DRAMA: DAVID WILKIE,pg. 142
  • 9. THE MATERIAL SUBLIME: JOHN MARTIN, BYRON, AND 166 TURNER,pg. 166
  • 10. PERILS OF THE DEEP,pg. 189
  • 11. NAPOLEON; OR, HISTORY AS SPECTACLE,pg. 201
  • 12. ROYAL SITUATIONS,pg. 229
  • 13. NOVELS IN EPITOME,pg. 247
  • 14. PRISONERS BASE,pg. 283
  • 15. DICKENS' ROMAN DAUGHTER,pg. 302
  • 16. THE PARADOX OF THE COMEDIAN: THACKERAY AND GOETHE,pg. 322
  • 17. PRE-RAPHAELITE DRAMA,pg. 351
  • 18. W. P. FRITH AND THE SHAPE OF MODERN LIFE,pg. 373
  • 19. IRVING AND THE ARTISTS,pg. 402
  • THE LAST WORD,pg. 433
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY,pg. 439
  • INDEX,pg. 455