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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 240–262.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Aviva Briefel Abstract This article argues that Charles Dickens's The Old Curiosity Shop demonstrates the ways in which labor exploitation can occur in situations of apparent generosity, freedom, or even kindness. One of the most insidious aspects of Little Nell's victimization by labor...
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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...
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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 (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 In contrast to the monstrous mob of A Tale of Two Cities , which requires the Christlike...
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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 argues...
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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 (2022) 55 (2): 283–304.
Published: 01 August 2022
... exceptions, such as the Circumlocution Office in Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit or Anthony Trollope's Three Clerks ). Although squarely set within the “governing-class spirit” of Westminster and populated with a bevy of civil servants, Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway tends to be read as maintaining a strict...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 410–416.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., 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. © 2009...
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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 Dickens...
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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...
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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...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 72–77.
Published: 01 May 2010
... 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 Englishman...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 478–482.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Anna Gibson Grossman Jonathan H. , Charles Dickens's Networks: Public Transport and the Novel . ( Oxford : Oxford UP , 2012 ), pp. 256 , cloth, $39.95 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Passenger Networks JONATHAN H. GROSSMAN...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 126–128.
Published: 01 May 2002
...Dawn Coleman LILLIAN NAYDER, Unequal Partners: Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Victorian Authorship (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002), pp. 221, cloth, $35.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2002 2002 No Love Story ~LLIANNAMIER, Unequal Partners...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 201–204.
Published: 01 August 2004
...DAWN COLEMAN JAY CLAYTON, Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture (New York: Oxford UP, 2003), pp. 236, $35.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2003 2003 Let our readers be your readers: Advertise in NOVEL...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 176–196.
Published: 01 August 2017
... of the historical novel: it addresses the history of the abstraction of formal relations and the creation of a society preoccupied with such formal abstraction. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 transportation networks historical novel French Revolution Charles Dickens I saw...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 28–55.
Published: 01 May 2000
...SARAH WINTER Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 Works Cited Adorno , Theodor . “Rede über den Raritätenladen von Charles Dickens.” Gesammelte Schriften . Vol. 11 . Eds. Gretel Adorno and Rolf Tiedemann. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1973 . 515 –22 “An Address on Charles...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 297–301.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Nicholas Dames WINTER SARAH , The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens ( New York : Fordham UP , 2011 ), pp. 455 , cloth, $60.00 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Works Cited Jeaffreson John Cordy . Novels and Novelists from...