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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 72–77.
Published: 01 May 2010
... results in an “intrinsically contradictory” form shaped by both “dynamism and limits.” Yet theories of the novel have traditionally ignored the implications of its history of serial publication. We tend to see the form of the Victorian novel as a coherent whole that begins with the hero as a child and...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 504–510.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Jules Law This essay examines the concept of the inhuman as it develops across a set of Victorian novels ( Villette, Little Dorrit , and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ). The post-structuralist and postmodern idea of the inhuman, I argue, develops out of two primal scenes: the self...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Caroline Levine This essay asks what the form of the long Victorian novel is peculiarly capable of accomplishing. It introduces the term affordance , from cognitive psychology and design, which refers to the range of potential actions and uses latent in objects and materials. What potentialities...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Aaron Matz Two late Victorian novels—George Gissing's The Nether World (1889) and Robert Louis Stevenson's The Ebb-Tide (1894)—share something peculiar: both prominently feature scenes of vitriol thrown at or exploding in a character's face. I argue that vitriol proved alluring to these novelists...
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Novel (1 August 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 (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
... accumulating numerical information about the population provide a crucial context for Dickens's composition and structuring of the narrative. © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Manufacturing Fictional Individuals: Victorian Social Statistics, the Novel...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 17–35.
Published: 01 May 2018
...David A. P. Womble Abstract This essay argues that the Victorian novel recast the cognitive deficiencies associated with the mass as necessary traits for inhabiting a statistically rendered public sphere. In order to attribute personhood to an influx of potentially asocial bodies that fell short of...
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Novel (1 May 1999) 33 (1): 93–118.
Published: 01 May 1999
...KATHY ALEXIS PSOMIADES Copyright © Novel Corp. 1999 1999 Works Cited Cohen , William A. Sex Scandal: The Private Parts of Victorian Fiction . Durham: Duke UP, 1996 . Diamond , Alan , ed. The Victorian Achievement of Sir Henry Maine: A Centennial Reappraisal . Cambridge...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 326–331.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Nicholas Dames With the birth in Britain of a widespread culture of novel reviewing in the nineteenth century came a practice that has been ignored or derided since the Victorian period ended: protracted excerpting, or the printing of long tranches of the text under review. This is not only an...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... people” as a whole in what appears to be a throwaway line, this epithet expresses the theoretical crux of the novel's provocative engagement with a Victorian politics of population. Where recent critics approach the novel genre primarily as a vehicle for domestic ideology and a technology of...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 354–381.
Published: 01 November 2011
... – 58 . Wyile Herb . Speculative Fictions: Contemporary Canadian Novelists and the Writing of History . Montreal : McGill-Queen's UP , 2002 . Plagiarizing Sir Walter Scott: The Afterlife of Kenilworth in Victorian Quebec ANDREA...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 84–106.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... Villette therefore gives us an alternative way of understanding Victorian working women in fiction, and the effort to depict the inner life of a person whose work profoundly alienates her from her inner self accounts for the extraordinary literary innovations of Brontë's last novel. Copyright © 2019 by...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 August 2009
... ( Sept. 1896 ): 204 -12. “Fiction.” Literary World 30 ( June 1894 ): 201 . Hack , Daniel . The Material Interests of the Victorian Novel . Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2005 . Haggard , H. Rider . King Solomon's Mines . 1885. Ed. Monsman Gerald. Peterborough...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 23–30.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Daniel A. Novak “Photographic Fictions” argues that the discussion of fragmentation and totality, parts and wholes that photography provoked in the work of nineteenth-century writers and photographers is important for how we think of the novel form in the age of photography. Victorian writers and...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 402–423.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Tyson Stolte This article reads Dickens's fascination with rotting bodily matter in Bleak House as a response to mid-Victorian psychological debates about the nature of mind and the possibility of immortality. Critics have tended to treat the novel's fixation on such matter as primarily a product...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 490–496.
Published: 01 November 2009
... submission. The essay thus engages with the recent affirmations of detachment as a critical value in the work of scholars like Amanda Anderson and David Wayne Thomas; but where these critics have stressed the Victorian ideal of detachment as a goal to be worked at, Eliot's vision of the novel reader as at...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Victorian Novel . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2006 . ———. Victorian Writing about Risk: Imagining a Safe England in a Dangerous World . Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2000 . Gilbert Pamela K . “Medical Mapping: The Thames, the Body, and Our Mutual Friend.” Filth: Dirt, Disgust, and Modern...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Zarena Aslami Jaffe Audrey , The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real: Conventions and Ideology ( New York : Oxford UP , 2016 ), pp. 200 , cloth, $65.00 . Copyright © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 If you followed the rhetoric of the 2016 presidential election, you might have...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 126–128.
Published: 01 May 2005
...CAROLINE REITZ CHRISTOPHER LANE, Hatred & Civility: The Antisocial Life in Victorian England (New York: Columbia UP, 2004), pp. 224, $27.50. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2005 2005 Loving the Victorian Hater CHRISTOPHER LANE, Hatred &' Civiiify: The Antisocial...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 460–466.
Published: 01 November 2009
... examples in mind, understand better why the Victorian novel usu- ally sacrificed any hunt for a similar equilibrium to a desire for more dilation, more detail. Long, detailed description is, after all, as problematic for classic narrative theory and novel theory as it is in Emma; most canonical...