9780415238267

The Nineteenth-Century Novel: Realisms

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    9780415238267

  • ISBN10:

    0415238269

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2001-02-28
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Focusing on some of the most popular novels of the century:Northanger Abbey,Jayne Eyre,Dombey and Son,Middlemarch,Far from the Madding Crowd, andGerminal, this attractive volume explores some of the recurring themes in nineteenth-century fiction: * aspiration and vocation * social class * sexual politics * Political reform * colonialism and commerce. This is an ideal introduction to some of the major fictional achievements of the first industrial era, and to most of the crucial themes in nineteenth-century fiction. If you are a student of the novels of this period, you will find this volume an indispensable source.

Table of Contents

General introduction v
Dennis Walder
PART 1 Introduction to part 1 3(186)
Delia Da Sousa Correa
Books and their readers - part 1
5(35)
Simon Eliot
Northanger Abbey: a novel's entry into the world
40(22)
Nicola Watson
Northanger Abbey: contexts
62(25)
Marilyn Brooks
Nicola Watson
Jane Eyre and genre
87(30)
Delia Da Sousa Correa
Jane Eyre: inside and out
117(19)
Delia Da Sousa Correa
Dombey and Son: families and commerce
136(23)
Sebastian Mitchell
Dombey and Son: industrialization and empire
159(30)
Sebastian Mitchell
PART 2 Introduction to part 2 189(214)
Stephen Regan
Books and their readers - part 2
197(32)
Simon Eliot
Middlemarch: the social and historical context
229(28)
Nora Tomlinson
Middlemarch as a novel of vocation and experiment
257(19)
Nora Tomlinson
Networks and narrative in Middlemarch
276(20)
Nora Tomlinson
Far from the Madding Crowd: vision and design
296(34)
Stephen Regan
Far from the Madding Crowd the novel in history
330(27)
Stephen Regan
Germinal the naturalist novel
357(23)
Nicolette David
Zola and the political novel
380(23)
Dennis Walder
Index 403

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