Victorian Fiction Beyond the Canon (Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture)

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  • Victorian Fiction Beyond the Canon (Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture) by Daragh Downes

    English | 27 Dec. 2016 | ISBN: 1137518227 | 273 Pages | PDF | 3.09 MB

    This book is about selected Victorian texts and authors that in many cases have never before been subject to sustained scholarly attention. Taking inspiration from the pioneeringly capacious approach to the hidden hinterland of Victorian fiction adopted by scholars like John Sutherland and Franco Moretti, this energetically revisionist volume takes advantage of recent large-scale digitisation projects that allow unprecedented access to hitherto neglected literary texts and archives. Blending lively critical engagement with individual texts and close attention to often surprising trends in the production and reception of prose fiction across the Victorian era, this book will be of use to anyone interested in re-evaluating the received meta-narratives of Victorian literary history.With an afterword by John Sutherland

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