A Companion to the Victorian Novel (Blackwell Companions to by Patrick Brantlinger, William Thesing PDF

By Patrick Brantlinger, William Thesing

ISBN-10: 063122064X

ISBN-13: 9780631220640

ISBN-10: 1405132914

ISBN-13: 9781405132916

The significant other to the Victorian Novel offers contextual and significant information regarding the whole diversity of British fiction released among 1837 and 1901.

  • Provides contextual and significant information regarding the full variety of British fiction released in the course of the Victorian period.
  • Explains concerns akin to Victorian religions, category constitution, and Darwinism to people who are unusual with them.
  • Comprises unique, available chapters written by way of popular and rising students within the box of Victorian studies.
  • Ideal for college kids and researchers looking up to the moment assurance of contexts and traits, or as a kick off point for a survey course.

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This faith led the government to strengthen copyright protections and to repeal taxes that inhibited literary free trade and led readers, writers, and publishers both to equate popularity, economic success, and literary quality and to value novels that themselves reinforced that faith by ultimately meting out to their characters the appropriate rewards and punishments. In the eighties and nineties a number of forces combined to threaten that sense of community and consensus. Radical changes in the practice and the ethos of publishers, authors, and readers, and in the form and content of the novel, both resulted from and caused that breakdown.

Barnes, James J. (1964), Free Trade in Books: A Study of the London Book Trade since 1800 (Oxford: Clarendon). , Essays in the History of Publishing in Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the House of Longman, 1724–1974 (London: Longman), 1–28. Corelli, Marie (1996), The Sorrows of Satan (Oxford: Oxford University Press). (First publ. ) Cross, Nigel (1985), The Common Writer: Life in Nineteenth-Century Grub Street (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Feather, John (1988), A History of British Publishing (London: Croom Helm).

First was a new breed of high-quality monthly miscellany, including the influential English Illustrated (1883) and Strand (1891). Distinguished by their large size and their lavish use of illustrations and – by the mid-1890s – photographs, such magazines were aimed at the suburban middle-class family whose members’ diverse needs and interests they fulfilled by offering both juvenile and adult fiction; puzzles and games; and “light” informational articles. This successful formula ensured sales well beyond those of the family magazines of earlier days: the Strand, which featured serial novels and Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, reached an estimated worldwide audience of The Publishing World 23 well over three million people by century’s end (Keating 1989: 156).

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