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Published: 22 January 2015

364 Pages


ISBN: 9780198728276

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The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic

Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

  • Provides a new and more capacious way of understanding Victorian realism vis-à-vis French and modernist counterparts as well as later realist genres
  • Offers original readings of several important nineteenth-century novels
  • Enriches understanding of nineteenth-century liberalism and imperialism
  • Discusses Victorian liberalism in a non-reductive way
  • Demonstrates the importance of a dialectical understanding of history and historicism which integrates synchronic and longue durée perspectives