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The Victorian Verse-Novel: Aspiring to Life

Stefanie Markovits

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198718864
eISBN:
9780191788314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718864.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This book considers the rise of a hybrid generic form, the verse-novel, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Such poems combined epic length with novelistic plots in the attempt to capture ... More


Introduction: A Short History of a Long Form

Stefanie Markovits

in The Victorian Verse-Novel: Aspiring to Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198718864
eISBN:
9780191788314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718864.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

“Introduction: A Short History of a Long Form” introduces the verse-novel by describing its major features—including its contemporaneity (in contrast to epic), its storytelling impulse, its frequent ... More


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