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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 August 2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Emily Steinlight This article demonstrates both the formal logic and the political stakes of Dickens's refusal to solve the problem his narratives create: the condition of a vast multitude that the impersonal narrator of Bleak House only half-ironically terms “supernumeraries.” Applied to “the...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 429–448.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities to reconsiderations of Svengali, the villain of George Du Maurier's Trilby , American reactions and revisions treated British fears playfully. I argue that this form of misreading reflected more than the simple desire for national distinction. Tension between American...
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Novel (1 August 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 (1 May 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 (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... lie latent in the length itself of the triple-decker novel? A reading of Bleak House suggests that its expansive form specifically allowed Dickens to represent multiple social, economic, and institutional networks. Linking the many characters in Bleak House is a dense overlapping of networked...
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Novel (1 May 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 (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
... statistical analysis in Scenes of Clerical Life, Middlemarch , and Daniel Deronda. In the second half of this essay, I offer a rereading of Dickens's Great Expectations and argue that the International Statistical Congress of 1860, the Census of 1861, and the surrounding debates regarding the value of...
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Novel (1 May 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 (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 176–196.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Jonathan H. Grossman Critics have long conceded that the characters in A Tale of Two Cities are noticeably not fleshed out as individuals by the historical context of the French Revolution, and recently we have begun to figure out why: Dickens is depicting the French Revolution as a struggle to...
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Novel (1 May 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 (1 May 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 (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 343–367.
Published: 01 November 2012
... American republic by comparing the spread of information to the spread of yellow fever. Unlike other novels that focus on the spread of contagious disease (such as Dickens's Bleak House ), Arthur Mervyn refuses to trace a clear path of transmission from person to person. Instead, the randomness of the...
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Novel (1 November 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 (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 18–22.
Published: 01 May 2010
... with the attraction exerted by curiosities than with Freudian patterns of tension and release. The strongly plotted novel David Copperfield distinguishes itself from the kites it describes, though Mr. Dick's name pointedly invites a comparison to Dickens's own writing. Ultimately Mr. Dick presents a...
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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 May 2010) 43 (1): 72–77.
Published: 01 May 2010
... with the larger conversation about the novel's relationship to mobility and temporality and then uses Dickens's work as an editor, writer, and national architect to argue that he uses the seemingly fixed idea of “home”—a core theme of all Victorian novels—to create both the novel and the nation as...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 511–516.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Dickens, and George Eliot and concludes with a discussion of novelistic time and the production of social relations. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Eliot , George . Romola . Ed. Sanders Andrew. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1980 . Freud , Sigmund . Introductory Lectures on...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... differences is central to the moral economy of mid-nineteenth-century realism. To live inside a liberal dispensation that takes its realist fictions seriously means recognizing the work that characters like Pip in Dickens's Great Expectations (and persons like ourselves) put into stories about our own...
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Novel (1 May 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...