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The Fashionable Potato: Lady Blessington and W. H. Maxwell

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/9780199596997.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The 1820s and 1830s were years of ferment and experiment in fiction in Ireland. Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna wrote religious novels while Harriet Martineau wrote improvement fiction. Lady Blessington ... More


The Silver Fork Novel

Dianne F. Sadoff

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the silver fork novels or fashionable novels that emerged from the 1820s to 1840s. The fashionable novel bridged the historical gap between lesser-gentry and upper-class romance ... More


Fictional subgenres

Elisabeth Jay

in British Writers and Paris 1830–1875

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199655243
eISBN:
9780191817311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655243.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Drawing on both French and English fictional models, this chapter categorizes the comparatively narrow palette of subgenres used by British writers for portraying Paris. Paris’s dirigiste regime was ... More


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