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Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Kent Puckett

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

While everyone knows that the nineteenth-century novel is obsessed with gaffes, lapses, and blunders, who could have predicted that these would have so important a structural role to play in the ... More


Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel

David Kurnick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151519
eISBN:
9781400840090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151519.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

According to the dominant tradition of literary criticism, the novel is the form par excellence of the private individual. This book challenges this consensus by re-examining the genre's development ... More


Interiority and Its Discontents

David Kurnick

in Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151519
eISBN:
9781400840090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151519.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. The book considers the contribution of writers' theatrical ambitions to their invention of what by many accounts are among ... More


Acoustics in the Thackeray Theater

David Kurnick

in Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151519
eISBN:
9781400840090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151519.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the tonal shifts of the narrative voice in Vanity Fair as encoding a yearning for public scenes of performance. Moving between public speechifying and chastened intimate ... More


Slaves and Brothers in Pendennis

Julia Sun-Joo Lee

in The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390322
eISBN:
9780199776207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390322.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter demonstrates how W. M. Thackeray burlesques the slave narrative in Pendennis (1848-50) by emptying the genre of its racial and political signification and applying it to the debate over ... More


Some Blunders

Kent Puckett

in Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins by looking at the social mistake in relation both to the novel and to the rather sudden appearance of the etiquette book in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. While ... More


Ruin through Rollicking: Poor Charles Lever

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/9780199596997.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The crime, from which Lever's supporters seek to redeem him, is the promotion of ‘rollicking’ in his first four novels. Only in Charles O'Malley is a feckless rollicking really indulged in and in the ... More


The Charisma of Direct Action: Power, Politics, and the Shiv Sena

Julia M. Eckert

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195660449
eISBN:
9780199082001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195660449.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book explores how movements that are explicitly anti-pluralist in nature still manage to succeed electorally within a democratic framework which they themselves reject. The book studies the ... More


One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

Rosemary Ashton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300227260
eISBN:
9780300231199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300227260.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

While 1858 in London may have been noteworthy for its broiling summer months and the related stench of the sewage-filled Thames River, the year is otherwise little remembered. And yet, this book ... More


At Home and Abroad in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction: From Vanity Fair to The Secret Agent

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter begins with a summary of the life of William Makepeace Thackeray and how he started writing novels. During his time, he wrote Vanity Fair, based in London, which was the centre of the ... More


Distraction’s Negative Liberty: Thackeray and Attention (Intermittent Form)

Nicholas Dames

in The Physiology of the Novel: Reading, Neural Science, and the Form of Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208968
eISBN:
9780191695759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208968.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the physiological explanation of human attention and its limits, in relation to Thackerayan social anatomies like The Newcomes (1853–5). Thackeray, in line with the Victorian ... More


Literary Representations of “the Jew”

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter reviews three literary texts represented by a Jew. The first and the most famous representation of a Jew in literature was written by John Gross entitled Shylock. Gross maintained that ... More


The Origins of a National Institution

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

The first decades of the new Free Grammar School have traditionally been dismissed as Harrow's ‘Dark Ages’, the history of its Head Masters ‘scrappy and uninteresting’. It has been argued that only ... More


Heirs and Graces, 1691–1746

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

The election of Thomas Bryan in June 1691 confirmed Harrow School's association with Eton College and King's College which lasted a hundred years. A scholar of Eton, Bryan set the tone for the next ... More


The Classical School, 1746–1785

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

The arrival of Thomas Thackeray as Head Master in the Summer of 1746 marks an epoch in the history of Harrow School. Within a generation, the school acquired characteristics of a national ... More


Eton Rules

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

The Harrow School governors' policy of appointing Etonian Head Masters reached its consummation and faced its severest challenge between 1746 and 1785. The social and commercial success already ... More


‘The spirit of craft and money-making’: The Indignities of Literature in the 1850s

Clare Pettitt

in Patent Inventions - Intellectual Property and the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253203
eISBN:
9780191719172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253203.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Both Charles Dickens and William Thackeray supported Sir Henry Cole's aim to publicise the benefits to the consumer of free international trade through the Great Exhibition of 1851 held in London, ... More


Women, Risk, and Intellectual Property: Elizabeth Gaskell and George Eliot in the 1860s

Clare Pettitt

in Patent Inventions - Intellectual Property and the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253203
eISBN:
9780191719172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253203.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In March 1856, a petition was presented in the British Parliament, by Lord Brougham in the Upper House and by Sir Erskine Perry in the Commons. The petition called for property rights for married ... More


Fictional readers

Juliette Atkinson

in French Novels and the Victorians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266090
eISBN:
9780191860003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266090.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Fictional Victorian readers were often prone to enjoying French novels. The dangers lurking for female readers in improper material had been something of a literary cliché for some time, and can be ... More


The Sounds of Silence: W. M. Thackeray and Preston Sturges

in Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784207
eISBN:
9780804784870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784207.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the works of William Makepeace Thackeray and Preston Sturges, two artists who share a penchant for thematizing the subject of scandal (and, by extension, the subject of ... More


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