The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Hardcover | December 3, 2011

EditorJohn Kucich, Jenny Bourne Taylor

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The Oxford History of the Novel in English is a 12-volume series presenting a comprehensive, global, and up-to-date history of English-language prose fiction and written by a large, international team of scholars. The series is concerned with novels as a whole, not just the 'literary' novel,and each volume includes chapters on the processes of production, distribution, and reception, and on popular fiction and the fictional sub-genres, as well as outlining the work of major novelists, movements, traditions, and tendencies.Volume 3, The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1800 charts one of the most significant and exciting periods in the history of the genre. Beginning with the decade in which Scott's work helped inaugurate the three-volume novel, and in which many narrative genres, conventions, and preoccupationsassociated with Victorian fiction first emerged, it traces how these forms developed and changed in the mid nineteenth century, as the novel became established at the centre of British national culture. The volume includes sections on book history, on major authors, and on the varieties of fictionand range of narrative modes during the period. It also features essays on theories of the novel, and on the novel's relationship to other aesthetic forms. Volume 3 also emphasizes the wider cultural role and significance of the novel during the period, including its impact on ideas of place andnation, as well as its intervention in political, scientific, and intellectual contexts.

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The Oxford History of the Novel in English is a 12-volume series presenting a comprehensive, global, and up-to-date history of English-language prose fiction and written by a large, international team of scholars. The series is concerned with novels as a whole, not just the 'literary' novel,and each volume includes chapters on the proc...

John Kucich is a Professor of English at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He has written numerous books and essays on nineteenth-century literature and culture. His publications include Excess and Restraint in the Novels of Charles Dickens (Georgia, 1981), Repression in Victorian Fiction: Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, an...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 2.1 inPublished:December 3, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgmentsList of ContributorsList of IllustrationsList of TablesGeneral Editor's PrefaceIntroductionEditorial NoteNote on British Currency before DecimalizationPart I: Novelists, Readers, and the Fiction Industry1. Joanne Shattock: The Publishing Industry2. Deborah Wynne: Readers and Reading Practices3. Graham Law: The Professionalization of AuthorshipPart II: Varieties and Genres4. Richard Maxwell: The Historical Novel5. Deborah Lutz: Gothic Fictions in the Nineteenth Century6. Richard Salmon: The English Bildungsroman7. Dianne F. Sadoff: The Silver Fork Novel8. Heather Worthington: The Newgate Novel9. Nancy Armstrong: The Sensation Novel10. Claudia Nelson: Children's Fiction11. Susan Fraiman: The Domestic NovelPart III: Major Authors in Context12. Lyn Pykett: Charles Dickens: The Novelist as Public Figure13. John Bowen: The Brontes and the Transformations of Romanticism14. Dinah Birch: George Eliot and Intellectual CulturePart IV: Narrative Structures and Strategies15. Jenny Bourne Taylor: Short Fiction and the Novel16. Jenny Bourne Taylor and John Kucich: Multiple Narrators and Multiple Plots17. Rachel Ablow: Addressing the Reader: The Autobiographical Voice18. Nicholas Dames: Realism and Theories of the Novel19. David Kurnick: Theatricality and the Novel20. Lucy Hartley: Aesthetic TheoriesPart V: The Nation and its Boundaries21. John Kucich: Modernization and the Organic Society22. Josephine McDonagh: Place, Region, and Migration23. Elaine Freedgood: The Novel and Empire24. James Buzzard: Nationalism and National Identities25. Margaret Cohen: International InfluencesPart VI: Contemporary Contexts26. Ella Dzelzanis: Radicalism and Reform27. Lauren Goodlad: Parliament and the State28. Cannon Schmitt: Science and the Novel29. Norman Vance: Religion and the Novel30. Michael Davis: Psychology and the Idea of Character31. Cora Kaplan: Gender Identities and RelationshipsBibliography