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The Resource The reenchantment of nineteenth-century fiction : Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot, and serialization, David Payne

The reenchantment of nineteenth-century fiction : Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot, and serialization, David Payne

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The reenchantment of nineteenth-century fiction : Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot, and serialization
Title
The reenchantment of nineteenth-century fiction
Title remainder
Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot, and serialization
Statement of responsibility
David Payne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a single narrative entwining the ideological history of religion and economics, the literary history of the novel, and the commodity history of the serial, this book shows how Dickens, Thackeray and George Eliot worked to re-enchant Victorian modernity. From the mean streets of 1830s London to the leafy quadrangles of 1870s Cambridge, these three great novelists could only succeed by giving their readers the symbolic means of making sense of the new. Each aspired to show Victorian modernity's hidden but transcendent essence, yet was haunted by the belief that only suffering could redeem social life under the modern world-system. Treating forgotten sketches and unpublished melodramas as well as classics like Pickwick Papers, Vanity Fair, and Middlemarch. The Reenchantment of Nineteenth-Century Fiction shows how Victorian literary culture struggled between an obsolete past and a blank future."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
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Payne, David
Dewey number
823/.809
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR868.P78
LC item number
P39 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature publishing
  • Literature and society
  • Serialized fiction
  • Social problems in literature
  • English fiction
  • Thackeray, William Makepeace
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Eliot, George
Label
The reenchantment of nineteenth-century fiction : Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot, and serialization, David Payne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-201) 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
The Cockney and the Prostitute: Dickens from Sketches by Boz to Oliver Twist -- The Pathos of Distance: Thackeray, Serialization, and Vanity Fair -- Dickens Breaks Out: the Public Readings and Little Dorrit -- A Dance of Indecision: George Eliot's shorter fiction -- The Production of Belief: the Serial, Middlemarch
Control code
56913630
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 206 pages
Isbn
9781403947741
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2004056954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781403947741
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The reenchantment of nineteenth-century fiction : Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot, and serialization, David Payne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-201) 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
The Cockney and the Prostitute: Dickens from Sketches by Boz to Oliver Twist -- The Pathos of Distance: Thackeray, Serialization, and Vanity Fair -- Dickens Breaks Out: the Public Readings and Little Dorrit -- A Dance of Indecision: George Eliot's shorter fiction -- The Production of Belief: the Serial, Middlemarch
Control code
56913630
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 206 pages
Isbn
9781403947741
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2004056954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781403947741
Other physical details
illustrations

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