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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 31–37.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Lisa O'Connell My paper re-historicizes the eighteenth-century marriage plot by shifting attention away from both the history of literary genres and the modes of social history that have generally informed accounts of the rise of the novel. Drawing instead on recent historiography of the period's...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 53–59.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Kathy Alexis Psomiades Both the novel and anthropology think about and through marriage and kinship. Furthermore, many of us use theories that ultimately originate in anthropology to think about how marriage and kinship work in the novel. This essay argues that the historical emergence...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 251–270.
Published: 01 August 2010
... ways of telling the same story, namely that of the marriage-plot. The article suggests that the novel's vampire plot is an expression of the dark underside of its romantic plot. Seeing Jonathan's erotically charged incarceration by Dracula, a wealthy and gallant social superior, as a way of imagining...
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Published: 01 August 2023
Figure 2. Hogarth, Marriage A-la-Mode (Plate 1, The Contract ). Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. More
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Novel (2024) 57 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 May 2024
...Christian Lewis Abstract In Miss Mackenzie , Anthony Trollope attempted to write a marriage plot without love or romance but admitted that he was unable to do so. This essay argues that Trollope's formal experiment developing the “anti-romantic” marriage plot did not end with Miss Mackenzie...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 254–273.
Published: 01 August 2020
... marriage rituals, spurred by an unconsummated affair between Newland Archer and his wife's cousin Ellen Olenska, follows Goldman in positing an antagonism between the hierarchies of marriage and the equalizing nature of love. For Wharton, however, this antagonism will not be resolved with free love one day...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 268–277.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of novel production, the girl propels his novels through their marriage plot but can also clog this narrative by failing to form a pair. Despite Trollope's distaste for his popular heroine, Lily Dale, this girl—who buys herself a pair of shoes rather than pairing herself in marriage—may be Trollope's most...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., that process; while a marriage plot, it mourns the sacrifices accompanying such a course rather than reinforcing marriage as a route to liberal notions of civic “happiness.” In addition, by revisiting the Middle Passage, it exposes the liaisons between a particular vision of democracy and the birth of finance...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 368–388.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and gustatory appetite, between the marriage plot that gives the nineteenth-century novelistic social its privileged form and what I call “the food plot.” And it is Jane Austen, I argue, who made this dichotomy central to the way we read. Situating Austen's fiction in relation to Malthusian political economy...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 383–402.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of the Jew into a conventional marriage plot reflects a problem in Trollope's construction of authorship, a problem that inheres in how literary commercialism and literary professionalism might represent mutually exclusive value postulates. Max Weber's distinction between formal rationality and substantive...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 297–303.
Published: 01 August 2009
... the prototypical marriage plot but also to undermine one of the novel's principal ethical aims: to develop a capacity for sympathy among characters and readers. Compared with some other emotions, envy has received relatively little literary-critical attention, but its formative place in the psychoanalytic theory...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 256–279.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Figure 2. Hogarth, Marriage A-la-Mode (Plate 1, The Contract ). Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. ...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 August 2013
... or the marriage plot—are behind him. An object of little narrative interest from the perspective of these plots, the old man is continually activated in Dickens's novels, setting up a competition between the natural death he staves off and the closure of the narrative in which he is enmeshed. By examining three...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 8–34.
Published: 01 May 2017
... by property as well as by marriage through her ability to transform the interiority afforded by her everyday possessions into a movable estate of the self. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Samuel Richardson interiority detachable pockets material culture forms of property Since...
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Novel (2024) 57 (1): 86–107.
Published: 01 May 2024
..., rather than serving as mere irony, is motivated by faith and an understanding of justice that illuminates the problem of the uncanny God of the nineteenth century, present through absence. As the salvation plot is brought back into relevance with the marriage plot, the concept of Tess's love...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 298–301.
Published: 01 November 2005
... intends to revise our thinking about literary incest by making new claims for a particular nexus between incest and the eighteenth-century novel. Her feminist-historicist approach aims to contextualize the enlightened representation of incest within English debates about close kindred marriage...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 127–131.
Published: 01 May 2018
...John Kucich Jarvis Claire , Exquisite Masochism: Marriage, Sex, and the Novel Form ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins UP , 2016 ), pp. xv + 201 , cloth, $49.95 . Copyright © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 Although we have heard a great deal over the past few decades about how best...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 157–160.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Pam Morris RACHEL ABLOW, The Marriage of Minds: Reading Sympathy in the Victorian Marriage Plot (Stanford: Stanford UP, 2007), pp. 248, cloth, $55.00. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Wives and Novels rachel ablow, The Marriage of Minds: Reading Sympathy...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 May 2001
... . Marriage . 1818. Ed. Herbert Foltinek. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1977 . Gillis , John R. For Better, For Worse: British Marriages, 1600 to the Present . New York: Oxford UP, 1985 . Gilpin , William . Observations, Relative Chiefly to the Picturesque Beauty, made in the year 1776, On Several...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of Money is an extraordinary book. Elsie Michie revisits the familiar topic of the marriage plot, but does so by bringing into sharp focus, as if through cinematic close-up, the often over- looked figure of the heiress. Marked as she is by ostentation—and, yes, vulgarity—the heir- ess “became...