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Published: 06 August 2009

248 Pages | 22 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780195369267

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The Novelty of Newspapers

Victorian Fiction After the Invention of the News

Matthew Rubery

  • Shows the extent to which the form of the novel was shaped by the simultaneous development of a thriving commercial commodity, the newspaper.
  • Identifies how the novel's own narrative contours and formal devices have been crafted in response to competing media.
  • Offers new understandings of seminal Victorian novelists, including Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Anthony Trollope, and other Victorian novelists.