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Victorian Sensation

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Publisher : Anthem Press
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ISBN 13 : 0857287389
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Victorian Sensation PDF Format Full Free by Michael Diamond and published by Anthem Press. This book was released on 2004-10-04 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Victorian Sensation' sheds light on the Victorians' fascination with celebrity culture and their obsession with gruesome and explicit reportage of murders and sex scandals. With a vivid cast of characters, ranging from the serial poisoner William Palmer, to Charles Dickens, Jumbo the Elephant, distinguished politicians and even the Queen herself, this passionate analysis of the period reveals how the reporting methods of our own popular media have their origins in the Victorian press, and shows that sensation was as integral a part of society in the nineteenth century as it is today.


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Victorian Sensation Fiction

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1350309486
Pages : 190 pages
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Download Victorian Sensation Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Jessica Cox and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-04-25 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the establishment of sensation fiction in the 1860s, key trends have emerged in critical readings of these texts. From Victorian responses emphasising the 'lowbrow' or potentially dangerous qualities of the genre to the prolific critical attention of the present day, this Reader's Guide identifies the dominant approaches to sensation fiction and charts the critical trends of various scholarly evaluations and interpretations. With coverage spanning empire, class, sexuality and adaptation, this is the ideal companion for students of Victorian Literature looking for an introduction to the key debates surrounding sensation fiction.


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The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780521646192
Pages : 292 pages
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Download The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel PDF Format Full Free by Deirdre David and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel, first published in 2000, a series of specially-commissioned essays examine the work of Charles Dickens, the Brontës, George Eliot and other canonical writers, as well as that of such writers as Olive Schreiner, Wilkie Collins and H. Rider Haggard, whose work has recently attracted new attention from scholars and students. The collection combines the literary study of the novel as a form with analysis of the material aspects of its readership and production, and a series of thematic and contextual perspectives that examine Victorian fiction in the light of social and cultural concerns relevant both to the period itself and to the direction of current literary and cultural studies. Contributors engage with topics such as industrial culture, religion and science and the broader issues of the politics of gender, sexuality and race. The Companion includes a chronology and a comprehensive guide to further reading.


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Victorian Sensation Fiction

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Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
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ISBN 13 : 9780230524880
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Victorian Sensation Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Andrew Radford and published by Palgrave Macmillan. This book was released on 2008-12-15 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A concise and lucid overview of the key criticism -- from early reviews to twenty-first commentaries -- surrounding the popular genre of Victorian "sensation" fiction.


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Victorian Fiction Beyond the Canon

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 1137518235
Pages : 273 pages
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Download Victorian Fiction Beyond the Canon PDF Format Full Free by Daragh Downes and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-12-15 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is about selected Victorian texts and authors that in many cases have never before been subject to sustained scholarly attention. Taking inspiration from the pioneeringly capacious approach to the hidden hinterland of Victorian fiction adopted by scholars like John Sutherland and Franco Moretti, this energetically revisionist volume takes advantage of recent large-scale digitisation projects that allow unprecedented access to hitherto neglected literary texts and archives. Blending lively critical engagement with individual texts and close attention to often surprising trends in the production and reception of prose fiction across the Victorian era, this book will be of use to anyone interested in re-evaluating the received meta-narratives of Victorian literary history. With an afterword by John Sutherland


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Victorian Narratives of Failed Emigration

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317002164
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Victorian Narratives of Failed Emigration PDF Format Full Free by Tamara S Wagner and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-05-26 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In her study of the unsuccessful nineteenth-century emigrant, Tamara S. Wagner argues that failed emigration and return drive nineteenth-century writing in English in unexpected, culturally revealing ways. Wagner highlights the hitherto unexplored subgenre of anti-emigration writing that emerged as an important counter-current to a pervasive emigration propaganda machine that was pressing popular fiction into its service. The exportation of characters at the end of a novel indisputably formed a convenient narrative solution that at once mirrored and exaggerated public policies about so-called 'superfluous' or 'redundant' parts of society. Yet the very convenience of such pat endings was increasingly called into question. New starts overseas might not be so easily realizable; emigration destinations failed to live up to the inflated promises of pro-emigration rhetoric; the 'unwanted' might make a surprising reappearance. Wagner juxtaposes representations of emigration in the works of Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Frances Trollope, and Charlotte Yonge with Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian settler fiction by Elizabeth Murray, Clara Cheeseman, and Susanna Moodie, offering a new literary history not just of nineteenth-century migration, but also of transoceanic exchanges and genre formation.


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The Victorian Baby in Print

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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN 13 : 0198858019
Pages : 321 pages
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Download The Victorian Baby in Print PDF Format Full Free by Tamara S. Wagner and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2020-05-28 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first study to focus exclusively on the baby in nineteenth-century literature and culture. Drawing on novels by writers such as Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, as well as parenting magazines and manuals, it analyses how representations of infancy shaped an iconography that has defined the Victorian age.


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Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England

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ISBN 13 : 178225370X
Pages : 160 pages
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Download Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England PDF Format Full Free by Ian Ward and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-11-01 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Victorians worried about many things, prominent among their worries being the 'condition' of England and the 'question' of its women. Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England revisits these particular anxieties, concentrating more closely upon four 'crimes' which generated especial concern amongst contemporaries: adultery, bigamy, infanticide and prostitution. Each engaged questions of sexuality and its regulation, legal, moral and cultural, for which reason each attracted the considerable interest not just of lawyers and parliamentarians, but also novelists and poets and perhaps most importantly those who, in ever-larger numbers, liked to pass their leisure hours reading about sex and crime. Alongside statutes such as the 1857 Matrimonial Causes Act and the 1864 Contagious Diseases Act, Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England contemplates those texts which shaped Victorian attitudes towards England's 'condition' and the 'question' of its women: the novels of Dickens, Thackeray and Eliot, the works of sensationalists such as Ellen Wood and Mary Braddon, and the poetry of Gabriel and Christina Rossetti. Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England is a richly contextual commentary on a critical period in the evolution of modern legal and cultural attitudes to the relation of crime, sexuality and the family.


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A Companion to Sensation Fiction

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 13 : 1444342215
Pages : 680 pages
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Download A Companion to Sensation Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Pamela K. Gilbert and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-06-20 with total page 680 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive collection offers a complete introduction to one of the most popular literary forms of the Victorian period, its key authors and works, its major themes, and its lasting legacy. Places key authors and novels in their cultural and historical context Includes studies of major topics such as race, gender, melodrama, theatre, poetry, realism in fiction, and connections to other art forms Contributions from top international scholars approach an important literary genre from a range of perspectives Offers both a pre and post-history of the genre to situate it in the larger tradition of Victorian publishing and literature Incorporates coverage of traditional research and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship


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Beyond Sensation

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Publisher : State University of New York Press
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ISBN 13 : 1438422334
Pages : 334 pages
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Download Beyond Sensation PDF Format Full Free by Marlene Tromp and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book to address the entire career of this key Victorian author.


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Publisher : OUP Oxford
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ISBN 13 : 0191622214
Pages : 448 pages
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Download Lady Audley's Secret PDF Format Full Free by Mary Elizabeth Braddon and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2012-01-12 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'it only rests with yourself to become Lady Audley, and the mistress of Audley Court' When beautiful young Lucy Graham accepts the hand of Sir Michael Audley, her fortune and her future look secure. But Lady Audley's past is shrouded in mystery, and to Sir Michael's nephew Robert, she is not all that she seems. When his good friend George Talboys suddenly disappears, Robert is determined to find him, and to unearth the truth. His quest reveals a tangled story of lies and deception, crime and intrigue, whose sensational twists turn the conventional picture of Victorian womanhood on its head. Can Robert's darkest suspicions really be true? Lady Audley's Secret was an immediate bestseller, and readers have enjoyed its thrilling plot ever since its first publication in 1862. This new edition explores Braddon's portrait of her scheming heroine in the context of the nineteenth-century sensation novel and the lively, often hostile debates it provoked. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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Neo-Victorian Gothic

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Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN 13 : 9401208964
Pages : 338 pages
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Download Neo-Victorian Gothic PDF Format Full Free by Marie-Luise Kohlke and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2012 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume, the third in Rodopi’s Neo-Victorian Series, reassesses neo-Victorianism as a quintessentially Gothic movement. Through their revival of bygone spectres, their obsession with forgotten skeletons in the cupboard, and their exploration of nineteenth-century extremities, neo-Victorian works not only reflect our contemporary Gothic culture but also reactivate it and even enrich it with new variations such as postcolonial, eco or steampunk Gothic. Addressed to scholars and students of both Gothic and Neo-Victorian Studies, this volume will also interest contemporary literature specialists, cultural theorists, and those working on popular historical memory, as it explores the paradox of culture’s coincident turn to ethics and sensationalism. As exemplified in its generic variety and hybridity, neo-Victorian Gothic resorts to the spectacularisation of horror while simultaneously demonstrating the hyperreal, textual and self-reflexive nature of these spectacles, just as it resorts to the exploitation of hyperbolic and violent sexuality at the same time as challenging sexual norms and identity politics. In spite of these apparent contradictions, the Gothic forms of neo-Victorianism demonstrate their fundamentally ethical goal of interrogating the uncertain limits between self and other, orthodoxy and heterodoxy, past and present.


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Sensation Drama, 1860-1880

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1474439551
Pages : 424 pages
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Download Sensation Drama, 1860-1880 PDF Format Full Free by Joanna Hofer-Robinson and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2019-04-03 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This pioneering edition provides access to some of the most popular plays of the nineteenth century.


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Victorian Sensational Fiction

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 0230102158
Pages : 205 pages
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Download Victorian Sensational Fiction PDF Format Full Free by R. Fantina and published by Springer. This book was released on 2009-12-21 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book recovers the fiction of Charles Reade, who was among the best-known authors of the sensation fiction of the 1860s, as a body of work that anticipates recent trends in literary and cultural theory.


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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 13 : 1119064600
Pages : 882 pages
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Download The Encyclopedia of the Gothic, 2 Volume Set PDF Format Full Free by William Hughes and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-12-21 with total page 882 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE GOTHIC “Well written and interesting [it is] a testament to the breadth and depth of knowledge about its central subject among the more than 130 contributing writers, and also among the three editors, each of whom is a significant figure in the field of gothic studies … A reference work that’s firmly rooted in and actively devoted to expressing the current state of academic scholarship about its area.” New York Journal of Books “A substantial achievement.” Reference Reviews Comprehensive and wide-ranging, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic brings together over 200 newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars writing on all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with challenging insights into the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. The A-Z entries provide comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that continue to define, shape, and inform the genre. The volume’s approach is truly interdisciplinary, with essays by specialist international contributors whose expertise extends beyond Gothic literature to film, music, drama, art, and architecture. From Angels and American Gothic to Wilde and Witchcraft, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic is the definitive reference guide to all aspects of this strange and wondrous genre. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature is a comprehensive, scholarly, authoritative, and critical overview of literature and theory comprising individual titles covering key literary genres, periods, and sub-disciplines. Available both in print and online, this groundbreaking resource provides students, teachers, and researchers with cutting-edge scholarship in literature and literary studies.


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Darwin's Ghosts

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ISBN 13 : 1408826992
Pages : 400 pages
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Download Darwin's Ghosts PDF Format Full Free by Rebecca Stott and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2012-05-10 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christmas, 1859. Just one month after the publication of On the Origin of Species, Darwin received a letter that deeply unsettled him. He had expected criticism. Letters were arriving every day like swarms, some expressing praise, most outrage and accusations of heresy. But the letter from the Reverend Powell was different. It accused Darwin of failing to acknowledge his predecessors, of having taken credit for a theory that had already been discovered by others, Baden Powell himself and Darwin's own grandfather among them. For all the excuses that leapt to mind - publication had been rushed; he hadn't been well - Darwin knew he had made a grave error in omitting to mention his intellectual forebears. Yet when he tried to trace these natural philosophers, he found that history had already forgotten them... In Darwin's Ghosts, historian and novelist Rebecca Stott rediscovers Aristotle walking the shores of Lesbos with his pupils and Leonardo da Vinci searching for fossils in the mine shafts of the Tuscan hills; Diderot, in Paris, under the surveillance of the secret police, exploring the origins of species, and the brilliant naturalists of the Jardin de Plantes first recognising proof of evolutionary change in the natural history collections stolen during the Napoleonic wars. Darwin's Ghosts is a masterful retelling of the collective daring of a few like-minded men who had the imagination to speculate on nature's ways and the courage to publish at a time when to do so, for political as well as religious reasons, was to risk everything. More than a tale of mummified birds, inland lagoons, Bedouin nomads, secret police files, microscopes and curiosity cabinets, Darwin's Ghosts is the story of an idea that would change the modern world.


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Mary Elizabeth Braddon

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 0786436670
Pages : 205 pages
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Download Mary Elizabeth Braddon PDF Format Full Free by Anne-Marie Beller and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-10-18 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An important figure in the development of crime fiction, Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835-1915) wrote more than 80 novels, numerous plays, poems, essays and short stories, and edited two magazines during her 55-year literary career. Her bestselling Lady Audley's Secret secured her reputation as a leading "sensation novelist." Though critics called her work immoral, Braddon's novels influenced the detective fiction of the late Victorian period. With entries on all her published writing, characters, relationships and influences, and themes and contexts, as well as numerous illustrations, a career chronology, and a chronological and alphabetical listing of all of her works, this companion to Braddon's mystery fiction is the definitive reference on this provocative but overlooked writer.