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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 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 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 2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Michael Klotz This essay argues that the depiction of characters in Victorian realist fiction was shaped by an emerging cultural interest in the aggregation and analysis of statistical information about historical individuals and the subsequent production of the hypothetical persons of statistical...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 323–327.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Peter Melville Logan KAISER MATTHEW , The World in Play: Portraits of a Victorian Concept ( Stanford : Stanford UP , 2012 ), pp. 216 , cloth, $50.00 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press The Play of Play in Victorian Modernity MATTHEW KAISER...
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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 August 2009) 42 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Barringer , Tim . Men at Work: Art and Labour in Victorian Britain . New Haven: Yale UP, 2005 . Barthes , Roland . “Style as Craftsmanship.” Writing Degree Zero . Trans. Annette Lavers and Colin Smith. New York: Hill and Wang, 1968 . 62 -66. Benjamin , Walter . “The Storyteller...
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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 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 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 August 2004) 37 (1-2): 201–204.
Published: 01 August 2004
... 7 112" Camera-ready copy only Journal is printed offset Contact: Eugenia Zuroski at 4011863-3756 or Novel-Forum@Brown.edu Reviews Wired Victorians JAY CLAMON, Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the...
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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 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 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 May 2019) 52 (1): 84–106.
Published: 01 May 2019
... on migration including Jamaica Kincaid. Although Lucy Snowe is the first protagonist to suffer from emotional labor, analyzing Lucy's condition helps us notice that throughout Victorian fiction, a host of minor characters—companions, governesses, nurses—share some of these characteristic traits...
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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 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 2015) 48 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Anna Kornbluh There could scarcely be a novel more searingly critical of social contradictions than Thomas Hardy's last, and arguably the last Victorian one, Jude the Obscure . Between its Pauline epigraph (“the letter killeth”) and its unforgettable tragedy (“done because we are too menny”), Jude...
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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...