Victorian Sensation Fiction Book

Victorian Sensation Fiction

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  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2008-11-14
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137287823

Victorian Sensation Fiction Book Description :

Victorian Sensation Fiction Book

Victorian Sensation Fiction

  • Author : Jessica Cox
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date :
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781137471727

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Victorian Sensations Book

Victorian Sensations

  • Author : Kimberly Harrison
  • Publisher : Ohio State University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814210314

Victorian Sensations Book Description :

"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.

Neo Victorianism and Sensation Fiction Book

Neo Victorianism and Sensation Fiction

  • Author : Jessica Cox
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-11
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030292904

Neo Victorianism and Sensation Fiction Book Description :

This book represents the first full-length study of the relationship between neo-Victorianism and nineteenth-century sensation fiction. It examines the diverse and multiple legacies of Victorian popular fiction by authors such as Wilkie Collins and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, tracing their influence on a range of genres and works, including detective fiction, YA writing, Gothic literature, and stage and screen adaptations. In doing so, it forces a reappraisal of critical understandings of neo-Victorianism in terms of its origins and meanings, as well as offering an important critical intervention in popular fiction studies. The work traces the afterlife of Victorian sensation fiction, taking in the neo-Gothic writing of Daphne du Maurier and Victoria Holt, contemporary popular historical detective and YA fiction by authors including Elizabeth Peters and Philip Pullman, and the literary fiction of writers such as Joanne Harris and Charles Palliser. The work will appeal to scholars and students of Victorian fiction, neo-Victorianism, and popular culture alike.

A Companion to Sensation Fiction Book

A Companion to Sensation Fiction

  • Author : Pamela K. Gilbert
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-06-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444342215

A Companion to Sensation Fiction Book Description :

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

Violent Women and Sensation Fiction Book

Violent Women and Sensation Fiction

  • Author : A. Mangham
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2007-08-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230286993

Violent Women and Sensation Fiction Book Description :

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.

From Wollstonecraft to Stoker Book
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From Wollstonecraft to Stoker

  • Author : Marilyn Brock
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786454402

From Wollstonecraft to Stoker Book Description :

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.

The Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction Book

The Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction

  • Author : Andrew Mangham
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-17
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521760744

The Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction Book Description :

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.

The Sensation Novel and the Victorian Family Magazine Book

The Sensation Novel and the Victorian Family Magazine

  • Author : D. Wynne
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2001-07-11
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230596726

The Sensation Novel and the Victorian Family Magazine Book Description :

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.

Attention Span and Writing Process in Victorian Sensation Novels and Their Theatrical Adaptations Book

Attention Span and Writing Process in Victorian Sensation Novels and Their Theatrical Adaptations

  • Author : Leilani Serafin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1369795599

Attention Span and Writing Process in Victorian Sensation Novels and Their Theatrical Adaptations Book Description :

Although the novel is often considered the dominant literary form during the Victorian period, it evolved in the context of the theater. This dissertation examines the popular genre of sensation fiction in relation to the many theatrical adaptations that sensation novels inspired. Sensation novels are famous for plot devices involving mistaken identity and character doubles, but little attention has been devoted to their generic double, the theatrical adaptation. Because theatrical adaptations generated income for their adaptors, novelists and other dramatic adaptors often competed for profits, making the production of these adaptations an intriguing mirror of the contentious doubling and mistaken identity in sensation novels themselves. Thus, this dissertation argues that the specific questions of identity endemic to the plots of sensation novels reflect the issues of creation, imitation, and adaptation that govern their production. To explore this mirroring process, I read three best-selling sensation novels in the context of their theatrical adaptations: Charles Reade’s It Is Never Too Late to Mend, Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret, and Ouida’s Under Two Flags. In each of these novels and its theatrical context, I find an extended discussion of a unique construction of Victorian attention span—a relevant concept for a discussion of theatrical adaptation, given the distinct types of attention called for by a novel versus a play. It Is Never Too Late to Mend and the two plays associated with it advance the attentive model of industriousness to argue that focused attention can turn thieves (the thieves in the texts as well as the literary thieves who illegally adapted Reade’s novel) into authors, thereby solidifying intellectual property rights. Opposing Reade’s ideal of industriousness, Lady Audley’s Secret explores attentive patterns associated with bewilderment and absorption, Braddon’s process of juggling three simultaneous writing

Sensational Deviance Book

Sensational Deviance

  • Author : Heidi Logan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-07-06
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429843471

Sensational Deviance Book Description :

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.

Creating Character Book

Creating Character

  • Author : Helena Ifill
  • Publisher : Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 1784995134

Creating Character Book Description :

Through innovative readings of seven novels, Creating character demonstrates how the Victorian sensation authors Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Wilkie Collins employed, challenged and explored diverse, and sometimes contradictory, theories of character formation in their fiction

The Female Servant and Sensation Fiction Book

The Female Servant and Sensation Fiction

  • Author : E. Steere
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-10-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137365262

The Female Servant and Sensation Fiction Book Description :

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.

Feeling Clumsy  Feeling Alien Book

Feeling Clumsy Feeling Alien

  • Author : Gracie M. Bain
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: English literature
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1114335599

Feeling Clumsy Feeling Alien Book Description :

"Feeling Clumsy, Feeling Alien: Gender and Affect in Victorian Sensation Fiction" explores the interactions between the shock of reading sensation fiction and the affective potential of the genre using Sara Ahmed's definition of the killjoy and the affect alien. The sensation genre, as explained in its name, is potentially useful when thinking about affective ties in the Victorian period. The first chapter, "Tracing Sensations: Finding and Following the Killjoy" explores the affective footwork that readers of sensation fiction are asked to perform in their sympathetic process with the female villains and fallen heroines. Affective tools employed by sensational fiction create an understanding between the reader and the villains that occupied most of sensation fiction. The second chapter, "The Fallen Heroine: Feeling Injustice" discusses a sensational villain that perhaps more easily encourages sympathy: Ellen Wood's Lady Isabel Vane turned Lady Carlyle in East Lynne. Chapter three, "The Villain: Feeling for the Enemy," questions the easily defined femme fatale category of sensation novels and argues that Lady Audley's actions in Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret can be attributed to her role as someone that affects the wrong way. Readers cannot entirely sympathize with Lady Audley or Isabel Vane, but they can recognize themselves within the frustrations and extenuating circumstances that create an environment in which the character feels the only course of action is seduction or murder. The affective possibility of Lady Audley and Isabel Vane relies on the proximity of the reader to the character's situations. To navigate affect is to navigate affective orientation and proximity, and sensation fiction provides the opportunity for disorientation and inappropriate proximity.

Victorian Sensational Fiction Book

Victorian Sensational Fiction

  • Author : R. Fantina
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2009-12-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230102156

Victorian Sensational Fiction Book Description :

This book recovers the fiction of Charles Reade, who was among the best-known authors of the sensation fiction of the 1860s, as a body of work that anticipates recent trends in literary and cultural theory.

The Nineteenth century Sensation Novel Book

The Nineteenth century Sensation Novel

  • Author : Lyn Pykett
  • Publisher : Writers and Their Work (Paperb
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9780746312124

The Nineteenth century Sensation Novel Book Description :

First published in 1994, Lyn Pykett's The Sensation Novel from The Woman in Whiteto The Moonstone charted the re-emergence into critical view of the nineteenth century fictional genre which had, in its own day, enjoyed immense popular success and given rise to heated critical and moral debates. Since the mid-1990s the sensation novel has continued to attract the attention of both general readers, critics and scholars. In the last fifteen years the sensation novel has been brought to fresh audiences in numerous new editions and in new television and radio adaptations. This revised and expanded edition, retitled The Nineteenth-Century Sensation Novel, responds to these developments, taking account of recent studies of the genre, and expanding both the range of authors covered and its discussion of the authors originally included.

The  Improper  Feminine Book

The Improper Feminine

  • Author : Lyn Pykett
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-12-08
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134944828

The Improper Feminine Book Description :

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 Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel Book

The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel

  • Author : Deirdre David
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107005136

The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel Book Description :

A new edition of this standard work, fully updated with four brand new chapters.

Lady Audley s Secret Book
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Lady Audley s Secret

  • Author : Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1862
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : BSB:BSB10744938

Lady Audley s Secret Book Description :

In this three-volume sensation novel, a social-climbing young wife arouses suspicion when there appears to be more to her than meets the eye. Originally published in the 1860s, the work is considered an early precursor of the detective novel.