A Concise Companion to the Victorian Novel (Concise by Francis O'Gorman

By Francis O'Gorman

This quantity provides clean techniques to vintage Victorian fiction from 1830-1900. Opens up for the reader the cultural global within which the Victorian novel used to be written and skim. Crosses conventional disciplinary barriers. offers clean views on how Victorian fiction pertains to varied contexts, comparable to classification, sexuality, empire, psychology, legislation and biology.

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Fanon, Frantz (1963) The Wretched of the Earth. Trans. Constance Farrington. New York: Grove. Gallagher, John and Robinson, Ronald (1953) The imperialism of free trade. Economic History Review, 6: 1–15. Gikandi, Simon (1996) Maps of Englishness: Writing Identity in the Culture of Colonialism. New York: Columbia University Press. Gilroy, Paul (1993) The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Green, Martin Burgess (1979) Dreams of Adventure, Deeds of Empire.

A synecdoche for all imperial commodities, the Moonstone’s overwhelming beauty is matched only by the overwhelming disturbance of English domestic life to which it gives rise. The diamond in The Moonstone reflects the function of empire in the production of wealth. The confident references made in that novel to ‘the’ Indian or oriental character provide a reminder that empire was also a locus for the production of knowledge – ethnographic knowledge in particular. Kurtz’s report on ‘savage customs’, Creighton’s series of ‘monographs on strange Asiatic cults’ (ch.

Harmondsworth: Penguin. David, Deirdre (1996) Rule Britannia: Women, Empire, and Victorian Writing. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Davis, Lennard J. (1997) Factual Fictions: The Origins of the English Novel. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Dawson, Graham (1994) Soldier Heroes: British Adventure, Empire, and the Imagining of Masculinities. London: Routledge. Defoe, Daniel (1719; 1998) Robinson Crusoe. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. Dickens, Charles (1846–8; 1999) Dombey and Son.

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