The Victorian Art of Fiction

The Victorian Art of Fiction

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The Victorian Art of Fiction presents important Victorian statements on the form and function of fiction. The essays in this anthology address questions of genre, such as realism and sensationalism; questions of gender and authorship; questions of form, such as characterization, plot construction, and narration; and questions about the morality of fiction. The editor discusses where Victorian writing on the novel has been placed in accounts of the history of criticism and then suggests some reasons for reconsidering this conventional evaluation. Among the featured essayists and critics are John Ruskin, Walter Bagehot, George Henry Lewes, Leslie Stephen, Anthony Trollope, and Robert Louis Stevenson; the classic essays include George Eliot's qSilly Novels by Lady Novelistsq and Henry James's qThe Art of Fiction.qNineteenth-Century Essays on the Novel Rohan Maitzen ... It has been a social inspiration; the spirit of some special social atmosphere has entered into them, and all their individual creations ... Miss Austen, Mr. Thackeray, Mr. Trollope, are all novelists of this class.1 Their characters all stand on one level, breathe the same social air, are delineated with great ... 1 Jane Austen (1775a€“1817), author of novels including Pride and Prejudice (1813), Emma (1816), and Persuasion ( 1818);anbsp;...

Title:The Victorian Art of Fiction
Author: Rohan Maitzen
Publisher:Broadview Press - 2009-06-11

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