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The Resource The plot thickens : illustrated Victorian serial fiction from Dickens to Du Maurier, Mary Elizabeth Leighton & Lisa Surridge

The plot thickens : illustrated Victorian serial fiction from Dickens to Du Maurier, Mary Elizabeth Leighton & Lisa Surridge

Label
The plot thickens : illustrated Victorian serial fiction from Dickens to Du Maurier
Title
The plot thickens
Title remainder
illustrated Victorian serial fiction from Dickens to Du Maurier
Statement of responsibility
Mary Elizabeth Leighton & Lisa Surridge
Title variation
Illustrated Victorian serial fiction from Dickens to Du Maurier
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the early 1800s, books were largely unillustrated. By the 1830s and 1840s, however, innovations in wood- and steel-engraving techniques changed how Victorian readers consumed and conceptualized fiction. A new type of novel was born, often published in serial form, one that melded text and image as partners in meaning-making. These illustrated serial novels offered Victorians a reading experience that was both verbal and visual, based on complex effects of flash-forward and flashback as the placement of illustrations revealed or recalled significant story elements. Victorians' experience of what are now canonical novels thus differed markedly from that of modern readers, who are accustomed to reading single volumes with minimal illustration. Even if modern editions do reproduce illustrations, these do not appear as originally laid out. Modern readers therefore lose a crucial aspect of how Victorians understood plot--as a story delivered in both words and images, over time, and with illustrations playing a key role. In The Plot Thickens, Mary Elizabeth Leighton and Lisa Surridge uncover this overlooked narrative role of illustrations within Victorian serial fiction. They reveal the intricacy and richness of the form and push us to reconsider our notions of illustration, visual culture, narration, and reading practices in nineteenth-century Britain"--
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1971-
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Leighton, Mary Elizabeth
Dewey number
823/.809
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.S46
LC item number
L45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1963-
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Surridge, Lisa A.
Series statement
Series in Victorian studies
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  • English fiction
  • Serialized fiction
  • Illustrated periodicals
  • Literature publishing
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • English fiction
  • Illustrated periodicals
  • Literature publishing
  • Serialized fiction
  • Great Britain
  • Fortsetzungsroman
  • Englisch
Label
The plot thickens : illustrated Victorian serial fiction from Dickens to Du Maurier, Mary Elizabeth Leighton & Lisa Surridge
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction. Material Matters: The Illustrated Victorian Serial
  • Imagining the Self: Illustration and the Technology of Selfhood in David Copperfield and Cousin Phillis
  • Picturing the Past: Illustration and the Making of History in The Tower of London, Vanity Fair, and A Tale of Two Cities
  • Hallowing the Everyday: Illustration and Realism in Wives and Daughters, Mistress and Maid, and The Small House at Allington
  • Arousing the Nerves: Illustration and Sensation in The Notting Hill Mystery, Griffith Gaunt, and The Law and the Lady
  • From Peter Ibbetson to Pickwick and Back: The Lives and Afterlives of Illustrated Victorian Serials
Control code
1031341931
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 331 pages
Isbn
9780821423349
Lccn
2018043199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40028807271
  • 40028805695
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031341931
Label
The plot thickens : illustrated Victorian serial fiction from Dickens to Du Maurier, Mary Elizabeth Leighton & Lisa Surridge
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction. Material Matters: The Illustrated Victorian Serial
  • Imagining the Self: Illustration and the Technology of Selfhood in David Copperfield and Cousin Phillis
  • Picturing the Past: Illustration and the Making of History in The Tower of London, Vanity Fair, and A Tale of Two Cities
  • Hallowing the Everyday: Illustration and Realism in Wives and Daughters, Mistress and Maid, and The Small House at Allington
  • Arousing the Nerves: Illustration and Sensation in The Notting Hill Mystery, Griffith Gaunt, and The Law and the Lady
  • From Peter Ibbetson to Pickwick and Back: The Lives and Afterlives of Illustrated Victorian Serials
Control code
1031341931
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 331 pages
Isbn
9780821423349
Lccn
2018043199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40028807271
  • 40028805695
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031341931

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