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Women's Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture: Sensational Strategies

Beth Palmer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599110
eISBN:
9780191725371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599110.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores the ways in which women writers utilized the powerful position of author-editor to perform conventions of gender and genre in the Victorian period. It examines Mary Elizabeth ... More


The Novelty of Newspapers: Victorian Fiction After the Invention of the News

Matthew Rubery

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195369267
eISBN:
9780199871148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369267.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explains why the Victorian novel is best understood alongside the simultaneous development of the news as a commercial commodity read by up to a million readers per day. The commercial ... More


Sensational Stalwarts: Irish Victorian Novelists in Mid‐Century

James H. Murphy

in Irish Novelists and the Victorian Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199596997
eISBN:
9780191723520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596997.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

J. S. LeFanu was a leading member of the novelists of sensation in the 1860s, who included Charlotte Riddell and Frances Browne. Irish writers wrote other sorts of novels, too, sometimes in ... More


The Personal Advertisements: Advertisements, Agony Columns, and Sensation Novels of the 1860s

Matthew Rubery

in The Novelty of Newspapers: Victorian Fiction After the Invention of the News

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195369267
eISBN:
9780199871148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369267.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter looks at the reading communities formed through the personal advertisements on the newspaper's front page. Its second column came to be known in the late 19th century as the “agony ... More


Creases and Crevices, Heights and Depths: Narrative Extremities and Age

Karen Chase

in The Victorians and Old Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564361
eISBN:
9780191722592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564361.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter turns to feelings and images attached to aging which have become difficult to identify or express. The chapter focuses on the literary resources of imaginative expression for the ... More


Sensation Fiction

Kate Flint

in The Woman Reader 1837–1914

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121855
eISBN:
9780191671357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121855.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter deals with the phenomenon of sensation fiction in the 1860s: fiction which deliberately catered to compulsive forms of consumption, ... More


Introduction

Beth Palmer

in Women's Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture: Sensational Strategies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599110
eISBN:
9780191725371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599110.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This first section maps out the argument concerning the relationship between sensation, performance, and the press through the key figures of the female author-editors Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Ellen ... More


Mary Elizabeth Braddon's ‘Strong Measures’

Beth Palmer

in Women's Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture: Sensational Strategies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599110
eISBN:
9780191725371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599110.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The second chapter begins by showing how Braddon's early sensational styles re-worked previous successful writers like Dickens to argue that she saw style as performative from the very beginning of ... More


Ellen Wood, Religious Feeling, and Sensation

Beth Palmer

in Women's Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture: Sensational Strategies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599110
eISBN:
9780191725371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599110.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 3 shows how Ellen Wood negotiated her way through the two seemingly conflicting discourses of sensationalism and pious Christianity. Like Braddon, Wood came under fire as a sensationalist but ... More


Florence Marryat on Page and on Stage

Beth Palmer

in Women's Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture: Sensational Strategies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599110
eISBN:
9780191725371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599110.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter begins by examining in detail Florence Marryat's early career to demonstrate the significance of this under-researched figure in Victorian culture. Starting in 1865 with her bestseller, ... More


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