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This entire assortment bargains a whole advent to at least one of the most well-liked literary kinds of the Victorian interval, its key authors and works, its significant topics, and its lasting legacy.

  • Places key authors and novels of their cultural and historic context
  • Includes reviews of significant subject matters resembling race, gender, melodrama, theatre, poetry, realism in fiction, and connections to different artwork forms
  • Contributions from most sensible overseas students method a tremendous literary style from quite a number perspectives
  • Offers either a pre and post-history of the style to situate it within the better culture of Victorian publishing and literature
  • Incorporates assurance of conventional examine and state of the art modern scholarship

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1890): 433. Hazlitt, William. ” The Examiner (18 Nov. 1827). Repr. in The Collected Works of William Hazlitt. Ed. A. R. Waller and Arnold Glover. 12 vols. London: J. M. Dent, 1904. Google Book Search. Accessed online 21 Jan. 2010. Hughes, Winifred. ” Novel 25/3 (1992): 328–47. Hughes, Winifred. ” NineteenthCentury Literature 50/2 (Sept. 1995): 189–209. Hughes, Winifred. ” Dickens Studies Annual 25 (1996): 159–76. Jump, Harriet Devine, ed. Silverfork Novels, 1826– 1841. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2005.

Thus, in Paul Clifford, the hero’s initial imprisonment for a crime he did not commit precipitates his turn to crime, while Oliver Twist’s flight from the brutality visited on him by the New Poor Law workhouse system exposes him to Fagin’s criminal world, and Jack Sheppard turns to crime not only because of Jonathan Wild’s persecution of his entire family but also because Mrs. Wood, the wife of the carpenter to whom he is apprenticed, unjustly strikes him when he tries to tell her that one of the guests at a dinner she has thrown in support of the 1715 Jacobite rebellion is actually Jonathan Wild in disguise.

But as with emulation discontent also was mixed, as many hoped to be called and few found themselves chosen, so a satire on the follies and vices of the great gave additional piquancy to the description of their lives. (1836:) Bulwer even suggests that fashionable novels helped to bring about the Reform Bill, by revealing “the falsehood, the hypocrisy, the arrogant and vulgar insolence of patrician life” and by rousing the indignation of all classes of readers (1836: 212). The Silver Fork Novel 23 Bulwer was not the only Victorian to recognize this complex tone of mixed adulation and satire.

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