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Published: 13 January 2012

608 Pages | Eight black-and-white halftones and two tables

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199560615

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The Oxford History of the Novel in English

Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Edited by John Kucich and Jenny Bourne Taylor

Oxford History of the Novel in English

  • Provides the most comprehensive and authoritative account of the development of the novel in English in the nineteenth century available in one volume
  • Individual chapters devoted to Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and the Brontes
  • Cultural and intellectual contexts - religion, psychology, science, the state, and empire - are explored
  • Sub-genres and narrative forms, including short fiction, realism, the Bildungsroman, the historical novel, and Gothic fictions are discussed
  • Challenges conventional histories of the nineteenth-century novel by starting in the 1820s rather than the 1830s

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