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The Sensation Novel and the Victorian Family Magazine

The Sensation Novel and the Victorian Family Magazine Book
Author : D. Wynne
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release : 2001-07-11
ISBN : 9780333776667
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Victorian sensation novels, with their compulsive plots of crime, transgression and mystery, were bestsellers. Deborah Wynne analyses the fascinating relationships between sensation novels and the magazines in which they were serialized. Drawing upon the work of Wilkie Collins, Mary Braddon, Charles Dickens, Ellen Wood, and Charles Reade, and such popular family journals as All The Year Round, The Cornhill, and Once a Week , the author highlights how novels and magazines worked together to engage in the major cultural and social debates of the period.

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.

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.

Rediscovering Victorian Women Sensation Writers

Rediscovering Victorian Women Sensation Writers Book
Author : Anne-Marie Beller,Tara MacDonald
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-09-07
ISBN : 131775400X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Scholarly understanding of the Victorian literary field has changed dramatically in the past thirty years, due in large part to the extensive recovery of sensation fiction and a corresponding recognition of that genre’s importance in the literary debates, trends, and wider cultural practices of the period. Yet until very recently, work on sensationalism has focused on a narrow range of authors and works, with Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, and Ellen Wood retaining the preponderance of critical attention. This collection examines the fiction of ten women sensation writers who were immensely popular in the Victorian period but remain critically neglected today – writers such as Annie Edwardes, M.C. Houstoun, Annie French, Dora Russell and others. The Victorian sensation novel was categorically associated with women by Victorian reviewers and this collection extends our current understanding of this sub-genre by showing that female sensation writers were often sophisticated in their textual strategies, employing a range of metafictional techniques and narrative innovations. By moving beyond the novelists who have come to represent the genre, this book presents a fuller, more nuanced, understanding of the spectrum of writing that constructed the concept of ‘sensationalism’ for Victorian readers and critics. The book was originally published as a special issue of Women’s Writing.

Sensational Deviance

Sensational Deviance Book
Author : Heidi Logan
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-07-06
ISBN : 042984347X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sensational Deviance: Disability in Nineteenth-Century Sensation Fiction investigates the representation of disability in fictional works by the leading Victorian sensation novelists Wilkie Collins and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, exploring how disability acts as a major element in the shaping of the sensation novel genre and how various sensation novels respond to traditional viewpoints of disability and to new developments in physiological and psychiatric knowledge. The depictions of disabled characters in sensation fiction frequently deviate strongly from typical depictions of disability in mainstream Victorian literature, undermining its stigmatized positioning as tragic deficit, severe limitation, or pathology. Close readings of nine individual novels situate their investigations of physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities against the period’s disability discourses and interest in senses, perception, stimuli, the nervous system, and the hereditability of impairments. The importance of moral insanity and degeneration theory within sensation fiction connect the genre with criminal anthropology, suggesting the genre’s further significance in the light of the later emergence of eugenics, psychoanalysis, and genetics.

Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels

Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels Book
Author : Laurence Talairach-Vielmas
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-15
ISBN : 1317093917
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Laurence Talairach-Vielmas explores Victorian representations of femininity in narratives that depart from mainstream realism, from fairy tales by George MacDonald, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Juliana Horatia Ewing, and Jean Ingelow, to sensation novels by Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, and Charles Dickens. Feminine representation, Talairach-Vielmas argues, is actually presented in a hyper-realistic way in such anti-realistic genres as children's literature and sensation fiction. In fact, it is precisely the clash between fantasy and reality that enables the narratives to interrogate the real and re-create a new type of realism that exposes the normative constraints imposed to contain the female body. In her exploration of the female body and its representations, Talairach-Vielmas examines how Victorian fantasies and sensation novels deconstruct and reconstruct femininity; she focuses in particular on the links between the female characters and consumerism, and shows how these serve to illuminate the tensions underlying the representation of the Victorian ideal.

Lady Audley s Secret

Lady Audley s Secret Book
Author : Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1862
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Lady Audley s Secret book written by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

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.

East Lynne

East Lynne Book
Author : Mrs. Henry Wood
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1861
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download East Lynne book written by Mrs. Henry Wood, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Victorian Sensation

Victorian Sensation Book
Author : James A. Secord
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0226744116
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Bigamy Plot

The Bigamy Plot Book
Author : Maia McAleavey
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2015-05-18
ISBN : 1107103169
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explores the prevalence of bigamy in Victorian fiction to challenge traditional understanding of the period's social and narrative conventions.

The Woman in White

The Woman in White Book
Author : Wilkie Collins
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1860
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Considered one of the mystery genre's greatest novels, The Woman in White was first serialized from 1859 to 1860. Published as a book in 1860, it was among the first mystery novels. Setting the stage for other works of mystery fiction, The Woman in White is an early detective story starring Walter Hartright, a young art teacher from London who works to find the true identity of a mysterious woman in white who appears to be in deep trouble.

The Female Servant and Sensation Fiction

The Female Servant and Sensation Fiction Book
Author : E. Steere
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2013-10-30
ISBN : 1137365269
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Female Servant and Sensation Fiction: 'Kitchen Literature' explores why Victorian sensation fiction was derided as literature fit only for maids and cooks and how the depictions of fictional female domestics, from Jane Eyre to Neo-Victorian novels, reflect contemporary social concerns about the blurring of the boundaries of class and gender.

The Improper Feminine

The  Improper  Feminine Book
Author : Lyn Pykett
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2003-12-08
ISBN : 1134944829
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The women's sensation novel of the 1860s and the New Woman fiction of the 1890s were two major examples of a perceived feminine invasion of fiction which caused a critical furore in their day. Both genres, with their shocking, `fast' heroines, fired the popular imagination by putting female sexuality on the literary agenda and undermining the `proper feminine' ideal to which nineteenth-century women and fictional heroines were supposed to aspire. By exploring in impressive depth and breadth the material and discursive conditions in which these novels were produced, The `Improper' Feminine draws attention to key gendered interrelationships within the literary and wider cultures of the mid-Victorian and fin-de-diècle periods.

The Private Rod

The Private Rod Book
Author : Marlene Tromp
Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780813919492
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sensation novels, a genre characterized by scandalous narratives and emotionally and socially provocative dialogue and plots, had their heyday in England in the 1860s and 1870s, in the midst of growing concern about codes of behavior in marriage. Exploring the central metaphor of marital violence in these novels, Marlene Tromp uncovers the relationship between the representations of such violence in fiction and in the law. Her investigation demonstrates that sensational constructions of gender, marriage, "brutal" relationships, and even murder, were gradually incorporated into legal debates and realist fiction as the Victorian understanding of what was "real" changed. --from publisher description.

The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story

The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story Book
Author : Scott Brewster,Luke Thurston
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-11-14
ISBN : 1317288939
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Handbook to the Ghost Story sets out to survey and significantly extend a new field of criticism which has been taking shape over recent years, centring on the ghost story and bringing together a vast range of interpretive methods and theoretical perspectives. The main task of the volume is to properly situate the genre within historical and contemporary literary cultures across the globe, and to explore its significance within wider literary contexts as well as those of the supernatural. The Handbook offers the most significant contribution to this new critical field to date, assembling some of its leading scholars to examine the key contexts and issues required for understanding the emergence and development of the ghost story.

The Dead Secret

The Dead Secret Book
Author : Wilkie Collins
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 1857
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The secret of the title is the parentage of the heroine, Rosamund Treverton, who has been passed off as the daughter of the wealthy former actress Mrs Treverton of Porthgenna Tower, but is in fact the illegitimate child of her servant Sarah Leeson by a local miner (Mrs Treverton's motive was to provide her husband with a child, being apparently unable to bear children herself). Sarah writes down the details of the secret from the words of the dying Mrs Treverton, and hides the paper bearing the message in an unused room at Porthgenna. The novel then jumps forward some twenty years. Rosamund has married the blind Leonard Frankland, who now owns Porthgenna Tower. Sarah, under an assumed name, obtains a post as servant to the family, and gives Rosamund a cryptic warning to avoid the room in which the Secret is hidden. On a visit to Porthgenna, Rosamund finds the paper detailing the Secret and reveals it to Leonard. Leonard, who was originally deceived into thinking Rosamund was a wealthy heiress, accepts that his wife is illegitimate, but refuses to accept her inheritance. In the course of things, this would now pass to Mrs Treverton's miserly brother Andrew (whose introduction, together with his villainous servant, provides some comic relief in the novel). But Andrew Treverton, somewhat out of character, refuses to accept the windfall and Rosamund remains the heiress of the Trevertons in the expected happy ending.

Victorian Sensation Fiction

Victorian Sensation Fiction Book
Author : Jessica Cox
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-04-25
ISBN : 1137471727
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since the establishment of sensation fiction in the 1860s, key trends have emerged in critical readings of these texts. From Victorian responses emphasising the 'lowbrow' or potentially dangerous qualities of the genre to the prolific critical attention of the present day, this Reader's Guide identifies the dominant approaches to sensation fiction and charts the critical trends of various scholarly evaluations and interpretations. With coverage spanning empire, class, sexuality and adaptation, this is the ideal companion for students of Victorian Literature looking for an introduction to the key debates surrounding sensation fiction.