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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


How the Victorian Novel Became Realistic (in a French Way), Reactionary, and Great

Elaine Freedgood

in Worlds Enough: The Invention of Realism in the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691193304
eISBN:
9780691194301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193304.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explains how a literary-historical undoing can liberate the now-normative nineteenth-century British novel from its heavy centrality in Anglophone novel history. It explores what can be ... More


Introduction

Liesl Olson

in Modernism and the Ordinary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368123
eISBN:
9780199867639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368123.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores a paradox: how does a writer replicate what is overlooked, if the nature of literary representation is to look closely at its subject? The chapter argues that literary ... More


Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Lorri G. Nandrea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Misfit Forms re-interprets a series of choices that shaped the development of the British novel. Histories of the novel often situate the early nineteenth century as a culminating moment in the ... More


Introduction: Writing the Stage Coach Nation

Ruth Livesey

in Writing the Stage Coach Nation: Locality on the Move in Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198769439
eISBN:
9780191822438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769439.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Introduction explores the presence of the ‘just’ past in works by Scott, Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Eliot, and Hardy. Many of their novels are set retrospectively in an earlier stage coach world, ... More


Rhetoric and Realism: Hyperbole in the Mill on the Floss

Jonathan Arac

in Impure Worlds: The Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231782
eISBN:
9780823241149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231782.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The later-twentieth-century age of French newer criticism seemed no more willing than that of midcentury American New Criticism to recognize the energetic duplicities of language that activate ... More


Never Done: Compulsive Writing, Graphomania, Bibliomania

in Obsession: A History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226137827
eISBN:
9780226137797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137797.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Much has been written about the nineteenth-century novel, but one characteristic has been overlooked, perhaps because it is so obvious. The great novelists of that century were engaged in a ... More


Theme

Matthew L. Jockers

in Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037528
eISBN:
9780252094767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037528.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates how big data and computation can be used to identify and track recurrent themes as the products of external influence. It first considers the limitations of the Google Ngram ... More


Writing the Stage Coach Nation: Locality on the Move in Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Ruth Livesey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198769439
eISBN:
9780191822438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769439.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Many of the best-loved Victorian novels take place not in the railway era in which they were published, but in the very recent past of a world moving by stage and mail coach. Most of the works of ... More


Influence

Matthew L. Jockers

in Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037528
eISBN:
9780252094767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037528.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores literary influence and the idea that literature can and perhaps even must be read as an evolving system with certain inherent rules. Attempts to demonstrate literary imitation, ... More


American Blood: The Ends of the Family in American Literature, 1850-1900

Holly Jackson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199317042
eISBN:
9780199369256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199317042.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Women's Literature

American Blood foregrounds a culture-wide struggle over the definition and value of the family in the nineteenth-century United States. This study offers a new vision of the American ... More


Charles Dickens and the Properties of Fiction: The Lodger World

Ushashi Dasgupta

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198859116
eISBN:
9780191891670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859116.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores the significance of rental culture in Charles Dickens’s fiction and journalism. It reveals tenancy, or the leasing of real estate in exchange for money, to be a governing force in ... More


Conclusion

Karin Kukkonen

in 4E Cognition and Eighteenth-Century Fiction: How the Novel Found its Feet

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190913045
eISBN:
9780190913076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913045.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The conclusion shows that several of the embodied aspects of writing fiction discussed for the eighteenth-century novel can be traced into the nineteenth century through an example from Charles ... More


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