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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 (2009) 42 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 May 2009
...: Cambridge UP, 1995 . 47 -67. Bové , Paul . “Giving Thought to America: Intellect and The Education of Henry Adams.” Critical Inquiry 23 ( 1996 ): 80 -108. Dimock , Wai Chee . “Debasing Exchange: Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth.” PMLA 100 ( 1985 ): 783 -92. Gale , Richard...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 216–231.
Published: 01 August 2001
...JACQUELINE M. LABBE Copyright © Novel Corp. 2001 2001 Works Cited Barbauld , Anna Letitia . “Introduction to The Old Manor House.” The British Novelists, with an Essay and Prefaces Biographical and Critical . Vols. 36–37 . London: Rivington, 1810 . i –vii. Bartolomeo...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 423–430.
Published: 01 November 2009
... surprisingly extensive antebellum engagement with Bleak House on the part of African Americans and abolitionists, I show how such a combination of methods enables us to tease out the determinants, mechanics, and implications of readerly identification and appropriation across racial and national lines. African...
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Novel (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2012) 45 (3): 475–478.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Srdjan Smajić MATZ AARON , Satire in an Age of Realism ( Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2010 ), pp. 218 , cloth, $89.00 . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Bleaker House, Harder Times AARON MATZ, Satire in an Age of Realism (Cambridge...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 319–322.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Joseph Litvak KURNICK DAVID , Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel ( Princeton : Princeton UP , 2012 ), pp. 280 , paper, $32.50 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press A House Is Not a Home DAVID KURNICK, Empty Houses...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 290–294.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Laura Strout Barbara Leckie , Open Houses: Poverty, the Novel, and the Architectural Idea in Nineteenth-Century Britain ( Philadelphia : U of Pennsylvania P , 2018 ), pp. 312 , cloth, $79.95 . Copyright © 2020 by Novel, Inc. 2020 “Let us look into the house.” Again and...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 175–177.
Published: 01 August 2007
...STACEY MARGOLIS Milette Shamir, Inexpressible Privacy: The Interior Life of Antebellum American Literature (Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2006), pp. 282, $55.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2006 2006 The Secret Lives of Houses Milette Shamir, inexpressible...
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Novel (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 (2020) 53 (2): 213–234.
Published: 01 August 2020
..., they achieve fulfillment not in individualist plots but in group activities and brimful houses. The most influential Victorian family chronicler was Charlotte Mary Yonge. Yonge's episodic form was taken up by Anthony Trollope, Margaret Oliphant, Louisa May Alcott, and Margaret Sidney. These writers...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2017
... House (1927) turns away from the possibilities explored by Lawrence, Hemingway, Woolf, Proust, Joyce, Faulkner, and Fitzgerald, seeking instead moments of aesthetic translucence, the overlay of one image, or one sound, on top of another. Such moments of overlay (or overtone) encapsulate the problem as...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 338–350.
Published: 01 November 2017
... questions about what we do as literary scholars who read novels: Does the failure of novels to observe the categories of the literary discipline mean that they are not in fact literature? Or do we have to rethink both the novel and the discipline that has had trouble housing it—especially in recent years...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
... transforming the genre of the novel, the nature of literary studies, and the makeup of the academy at least since the early 1970s. This essay argues that while as a Nobel Laureate, as a distinguished university professor, as an exemplary literary and cultural critic, and as a legendary editor at Random House...
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Novel (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 (1999) 33 (1): 119–121.
Published: 01 May 1999
... claustrophobically, on "interior, domestic space," it "remains an urban taleu-for the simple reason that this domestic interior "is lo- cated in an apartment house" (diflerences 5.3). Marcus's reading of,Levinls 1967 novel (the basis of Roman Polanski's 1968 film) thus pointed towards a rich and undertheorized...