Hidden rivalries in Victorian fiction : Dickens, realism, and revaluation / Jerome Meckier.
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|Subject:||Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 > Criticism and interpretation.
English fiction > 19th century > History and criticism.
Literary quarrels > Great Britain.
Realism in literature.
Social problems in literature.
- ISBN: 9780813159591
- ISBN: 0813159598
- ISBN: 1322597499
- ISBN: 9781322597492
- ISBN: 0813116228
- ISBN: 9780813116228
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (324 pages)
- Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ONE: The Victorian ""Multiverse"": Bleak House; TWO: The Cant of Reform: The Warden; THREE: Mutual Recrimination: Hard Times; FOUR: An Ultra-Dickensian Novel: The Woman in White; FIVE: Undoing by Outdoing Continued: Great Expectations; SIX: Inimitability Regained: The Mystery of Edwin Drood; SEVEN: ""That Arduous Invention"": Middlemarch; EIGHT: Conclusions: Realism, Revaluation, and Realignment; NOTES; INDEX.
|Summary:|| Victorian fiction has been read and analyzed from a wide range of perspectives in the past century. But how did the novelists themselves read and respond to each other's creations when they first appeared? Jerome Meckier answers that intriguing question in this ground-breaking study of what he terms the Victorian realism wars. Meckier argues that nineteenth-century British fiction should be seen as a network of intersecting reactions and counteractions in which the novelists rethought and rewrote each other's novels as a way of enhancing their own credibility. In an increasingly relative world,
|Language Note:|| English.
|Source of Description Note:|| Print version record.