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Victorian Sensation Fiction

Victorian Sensation Fiction Book
Author : N.A
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Release : 2008-11-14
ISBN : 1137287829
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Victorian Sensations

Victorian Sensations Book
Author : Kimberly Harrison,Richard Fantina
Publisher : Ohio State University Press
Release : 2006-01-01
ISBN : 0814210317
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Wildly popular with Victorian readers, sensation fiction was condemned by most critics for scandalous content and formal features that deviated from respectable Victorian realism. Victorian Sensations is the first collection to examine sensation fiction as a whole, showing it to push genre boundaries and resist easy classification. Comprehensive in scope, this collection includes twenty original essays employing various critical approaches to cover a range of topics that will interest many readers." "Essays are organized thematically into three sections: issues of genre; sensational representations of gender and sexuality; and the texts' complex readings of diverse social and cultural phenomena such as class, race, and empire. The introduction reviews the critical reception of sensation fiction to situate these new essays within a larger scholarly context."--BOOK JACKET.

Victorian Sensation Fiction

Victorian Sensation Fiction Book
Author : Jessica Cox
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Release :
ISBN : 1137471727
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Neo Victorianism and Sensation Fiction

Neo Victorianism and Sensation Fiction Book
Author : Jessica Cox
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-11-11
ISBN : 3030292908
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book represents the first full-length study of the relationship between neo-Victorianism and nineteenth-century sensation fiction. It examines the diverse and multiple legacies of Victorian popular fiction by authors such as Wilkie Collins and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, tracing their influence on a range of genres and works, including detective fiction, YA writing, Gothic literature, and stage and screen adaptations. In doing so, it forces a reappraisal of critical understandings of neo-Victorianism in terms of its origins and meanings, as well as offering an important critical intervention in popular fiction studies. The work traces the afterlife of Victorian sensation fiction, taking in the neo-Gothic writing of Daphne du Maurier and Victoria Holt, contemporary popular historical detective and YA fiction by authors including Elizabeth Peters and Philip Pullman, and the literary fiction of writers such as Joanne Harris and Charles Palliser. The work will appeal to scholars and students of Victorian fiction, neo-Victorianism, and popular culture alike.

Violent Women and Sensation Fiction

Violent Women and Sensation Fiction Book
Author : A. Mangham
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2007-08-16
ISBN : 0230286992
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores ideas of violent femininity across generic and disciplinary boundaries during the nineteenth century. It aims to highlight how medical, legal and literary narratives shared notions of the volatile nature of women. Mangham traces intersections between notorious legal trials, theories of female insanity, and sensation novels.

A Companion to Sensation Fiction

A Companion to Sensation Fiction Book
Author : Pamela K. Gilbert
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-06-20
ISBN : 1444342215
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This comprehensive collection offers a complete introduction to one of the most popular literary forms of the Victorian period, its key authors and works, its major themes, and its lasting legacy. Places key authors and novels in their cultural and historical context Includes studies of major topics such as race, gender, melodrama, theatre, poetry, realism in fiction, and connections to other art forms Contributions from top international scholars approach an important literary genre from a range of perspectives Offers both a pre and post-history of the genre to situate it in the larger tradition of Victorian publishing and literature Incorporates coverage of traditional research and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship

The Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction Book
Author : Andrew Mangham
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2013-10-17
ISBN : 0521760747
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1859 the popular novelist Wilkie Collins wrote of a ghostly woman, dressed from head to toe in white garments, laying her cold, thin hand on the shoulder of a young man as he walked home late one evening. His novel The Woman in White became hugely successful and popularised a style of writing that came to be known as sensation fiction. This Companion highlights the energy, the impact and the inventiveness of the novels that were written in 'sensational' style, including the work of Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Mrs Henry Wood and Florence Marryat. It contains fifteen specially-commissioned essays and includes a chronology and a guide to further reading. Accessible yet rigorous, this Companion questions what influenced the shape and texture of the sensation novel, and what its repercussions were both in the nineteenth century and up to the present day.

From Wollstonecraft to Stoker

From Wollstonecraft to Stoker Book
Author : Marilyn Brock
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2014-01-10
ISBN : 0786454407
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This collection of 13 essays examines the work of Victorian authors Wilkie Collins, M.E. Braddon, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Mary Wollstonecraft, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James and Charlotte Brontë. Each essay explores their use of archetypal Gothic elements, such as dark secrets and forbidden sensations, to depict nineteenth-century attitudes to class, gender, race, colonialism and imperialism.

Attention Span and Writing Process in Victorian Sensation Novels and Their Theatrical Adaptations

Attention Span and Writing Process in Victorian Sensation Novels and Their Theatrical Adaptations Book
Author : Leilani Serafin
Publisher :
Release : 2017
ISBN : 9781369795592
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Although the novel is often considered the dominant literary form during the Victorian period, it evolved in the context of the theater. This dissertation examines the popular genre of sensation fiction in relation to the many theatrical adaptations that sensation novels inspired. Sensation novels are famous for plot devices involving mistaken identity and character doubles, but little attention has been devoted to their generic double, the theatrical adaptation. Because theatrical adaptations generated income for their adaptors, novelists and other dramatic adaptors often competed for profits, making the production of these adaptations an intriguing mirror of the contentious doubling and mistaken identity in sensation novels themselves. Thus, this dissertation argues that the specific questions of identity endemic to the plots of sensation novels reflect the issues of creation, imitation, and adaptation that govern their production. To explore this mirroring process, I read three best-selling sensation novels in the context of their theatrical adaptations: Charles Reade’s It Is Never Too Late to Mend, Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret, and Ouida’s Under Two Flags. In each of these novels and its theatrical context, I find an extended discussion of a unique construction of Victorian attention span—a relevant concept for a discussion of theatrical adaptation, given the distinct types of attention called for by a novel versus a play. It Is Never Too Late to Mend and the two plays associated with it advance the attentive model of industriousness to argue that focused attention can turn thieves (the thieves in the texts as well as the literary thieves who illegally adapted Reade’s novel) into authors, thereby solidifying intellectual property rights. Opposing Reade’s ideal of industriousness, Lady Audley’s Secret explores attentive patterns associated with bewilderment and absorption, Braddon’s process of juggling three simultaneous writing projects involves a type of authorial multitasking that ironizes Robert Audley’s bewildered absorption. Prominent lawsuits concerning both the dramatic adaptations of It Is Never Too Late to Mend and Lady Audley’s Secret further demonstrate the authorial multitasking that interfered with conventional ideals of focused literary authorship. Finally, Ouida structures Under Two Flags around the Renaissance concept of sprezzatura, a performative nonchalance that overlaps intriguingly with Victorian theories of “natural acting.” Each of these sensation novels advances a unique vision of attention span, and this dissertation examines how each of these attentive modes—industriousness, bewilderment, absorption, and sprezzatura—interacts with the contexts under which the novels were produced and adapted for the theater.

Victorian Sensational Fiction

Victorian Sensational Fiction Book
Author : R. Fantina
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2009-12-21
ISBN : 0230102158
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book recovers the fiction of Charles Reade, who was among the best-known authors of the sensation fiction of the 1860s, as a body of work that anticipates recent trends in literary and cultural theory.