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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 429–448.
Published: 01 November 2016
... their American misreaders, reimagining social nightmares as pleasant fantasies. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Charles Dickens George Du Maurier advertising sensationalism reception Johnny next “bequeaths” a kiss for the absent “boofer lady” on her husband's cheek, this...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 63–84.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Anna Gibson This essay demonstrates how Charles Dickens used the form of serial fiction to experiment with a uniquely Victorian idea of life as a dynamic network of interactions. Reading Our Mutual Friend alongside nineteenth-century physiological and evolutionary writing, I show how Dickens shaped...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Jacob Jewusiak This article argues that old men and aging raised a central problem for Charles Dickens's literary project: the novel's difficulty of representing temporal continuity over long spans of time. For the old man, the meaningful plots of the nineteenth century—such as the bildungsroman or...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Laura Strout Abstract What insights into literary realism can be found by dwelling in the empty rooms and abandoned spaces of Bleak House , a novel more often read for its representation of overcrowded environments? Traveling between and imaginatively inhabiting empty houses of Charles Dickens's...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 65–81.
Published: 01 May 2016
... “obliterate” social cohesion or at least make its incoherence legible? This essay turns to Charles Dickens's Bleak House to think about the negative aspect of the novel's involvement in the horizon of legibility of social relations. It focuses on the novel's representation of mud—both as the abject material...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... for ecocriticism, which has often privileged immersive experience and a relatively simplistic view of the referentiality of language, particularly realism, known as “ecomimesis.” Reading Charles Dickens's Bleak House alongside the artificial climates contained in Victorian glasshouses, this article...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Jefferson J. A. Gatrall Throughout the nineteenth century, dozens of authors across Europe and the United States—including Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo, Gustave Flaubert, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ivan Turgenev, and Rainer Maria Rilke—gave fictional form to the figure of Jesus. This...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 410–416.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... Conversely, as I show through an analysis of Oliver Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield , Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford , and Charles Dickens's Old Curiosity Shop , reading them on their own terms allows us to perceive an alternative view of family and home to that produced by the novel in its hegemonic form...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 297–303.
Published: 01 August 2009
... destructive impulses that psychically inhere in relations among characters as well as between characters and readers. This article charts some of the brutal terms and effects of such envy in three Victorian novels, investigating its psychical, social, and ethical dimensions in Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 511–516.
Published: 01 November 2009
... with Russian formalism, Gérard Genette, and G. W. F. Hegel, the essay challenges the received understanding of novelistic chronology and argues for a reconsideration of the place of duration within a theory of narrative temporality. The argument builds on examples drawn from Virginia Woolf, Charles...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 47–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
...David Ben-Merre Charles Dickens's Bleak House depicts the changing epistemologies of the nineteenth century, celebrating the emergent figure of the detective and a verifiable inductive method as the dominant mode of knowledge production. At the climax of the novel, however, this epistemology is...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 August 2020
... the characterological field. Copyright © 2020 by Novel, Inc. 2020 Charles Dickens minor characters Erving Goffman Alex Woloch She stopped at the bottom of the steep, broad flight of stairs; but we looked back as we went up, and she was still there, saying, still with a curtsy and a...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 343–367.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Feeling: Philosophy, Cognitive Science, and the American Gothic.” American Literature 76 . 3 ( 2004 ): 437 – 66 . Dickens Charles . Bleak House . New York : Oxford UP , 1996 . Dodds Peter Sheridan Muhamad Roby Watts Duncan J. . “An Experimental Study of Search in...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 176–196.
Published: 01 August 2017
... trajectory. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 transportation networks historical novel French Revolution Charles Dickens I saw that everything depended fundamentally on politics, and that, no matter how one looked at it, no people could ever be anything but what the nature...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 402–423.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Frederick . London : Pickering and Chatto , 2003 . 126 – 204 . Dickens Charles . Bleak House . 1852–53 . Ed. Ford George Monod Sylvère . New York : Norton , 1977 . ———. The Old Curiosity Shop . 1840–41 . Ed. Brennan Elizabeth M. . Oxford : Clarendon , 1997...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... 24 Sept. 1853. Rpt. in Charles Dickens: The Critical Heritage . Ed. Philip Collins. London: Routledge, 1995 . 283 –89. Chadwick , Edwin . Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain . Ed. M. W. Flinn. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1965 . Chesterton...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... narrative suspense with social networks in ways that unsettle conventional accounts of realism. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Babel . Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu. Perf. Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, and Mohamed Akhzam. Paramount, 2006 . Dickens , Charles . Bleak House...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., Green, and Longmans , 1838 . Desrosières Alain . The Politics of Large Numbers: A History of Statistical Reasoning . Trans. Naish Camille . Cambridge : Harvard UP , 1998 . Dickens Charles . Great Expectations . Ed. Calder Angus . Hammondsworth : Penguin , 1965...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 72–77.
Published: 01 May 2010
... structures through which, paradoxically, to imagine motion. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 The Novel’s Mobile Home Caroline Reitz In 1858, critic Walter Bagehot published his influential assessment of Charles Dick- ens. Bagehot recognizes Dickens’s immense influence—“no other...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... through a society that is satirized from the outside and inside both. Or take Pip in Charles Dickens's Great Expectations , who spends the whole novel attempting to justify—to himself as well as to others—those “great expectations” that take him up to London and place him among the genteel. Alas for...