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Creating character: Theories of nature and nurture in Victorian sensation fiction

Helena Ifill

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784995133
eISBN:
9781526136275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995133.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the range of ways in which the two leading sensation authors of the 1860s, Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Wilkie Collins, engaged with nineteenth-century ideas about how the ... More


The Narrative Tease: Open Secrets in Sensation Fiction

Ruth Rosaler

in Conspicuous Silences: Implicature and Fictionality in the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198769743
eISBN:
9780191822582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769743.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Three examines witty meta-narrative instances of sustained implicatures in sensation fiction. These implicatures encourage the reader not only to grasp unarticulated information but also to ... More


Introduction

Helena Ifill

in Creating character: Theories of nature and nurture in Victorian sensation fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784995133
eISBN:
9781526136275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995133.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction provides an overview of the intertwined strands which run through Creating character. Sensation fiction is introduced as a genre which was itself seen by Victorian literary critics ... More


Tall tales and true: Richard Marsh and late Victorian journalism

Nick Freeman

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915: Rereading the fin de siècle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526124340
eISBN:
9781526136206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124340.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Focusing largely on short stories of the 1890s and 1900s, this essay examines Richard Marsh's many similarities and connections with late-Victorian newspapers, particularly the tabloid press typified ... More


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