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by Rohan Maitzen

eBook The Victorian Art of Fiction: Nineteenth-Century Essays on the Novel ePub
Author: Rohan Maitzen
Language: English
ISBN: 155111769X
ISBN13: 978-1551117690
Publisher: Broadview Press (June 11, 2009)
Pages: 348
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
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ePub file: 1900 kb
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I loved to read The Victorian Art of Fiction: Nineteenth-Century Essays . I only got through about 8 of the 22 essays in Rohan Maitzen’s collection.

I loved to read The Victorian Art of Fiction: Nineteenth-Century Essays on the Novel because what could be better than essays by Victorians about Victorian novels?!1 I really enjoyed the essays I read, but I should begin this post by clarifying that unfortunately, my Interlibrary Loan expired before I finished the book. But as for this book of criticism, many essays discuss a number of different Victorian and pre-Victorian novels so it would be rather hard to read an essay only AFTER having read everything their discussing (it seems many of the novels are discussed as common knowledge).

There seemed to be a heavy focus on female writers, and I wish there were more mention of American 19th century authors, but I ended up learning more than I expected.

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 Silly Novels by Lady Novelists and Henry James’s The Art of Fiction. 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 .

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 Victorian Art of Fiction: 19th-Century Essays on the Novel. The Soul of Art': Understanding Victorian Ethical Criticism," English Studies in Canada 31:2-3 (June-September 2005). The Moral Life of Middlemarch: Martha Nussbaum and George Eliot’s Philosophical Fiction. Philosophy and Literature 30:1 (April 2006). Scholarship . : Blogging and/as Academic Practice.

Victorian novels tend to be idealized portraits of difficult lives in which hard work, perseverance, love and luck win out . Secondly, the Victorian literature seems to deviate from the strict principle of art for art’s sake and asserts its moral purpose.

Victorian novels tend to be idealized portraits of difficult lives in which hard work, perseverance, love and luck win out in the end. They were usually inclined towards being of improving nature with a central moral lesson at heart. While this formula was the basis for much of earlier Victorian fiction, the situation became more complex as the century progressed. Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, Ruskin Bond – all were the teachers of England with the faith in their moral message to instruct the world.

The Victorian Age is essentially the age of the novel or fiction. One of the prominent features, that the novel of the early Victorian era, had, was the concern with the condition of England question. This was partly because this middle-class form.

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Nineteenth-Century Literature is a literary journal published by University of California Press. It publishes articles dealing with British and American literature of the 19th century. The journal was established in 1945 as The Trollopian, changing its name to Nineteenth-Century Fiction in 1949, before being renamed Nineteenth-Century Literature in 1985.

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He had made the nineteenth century novel possible to appear not only in England but also in Germany, Russia end even the United States. History is the essence of innumerable biographies, claimed Carlyle. conclusion, Flannery O'Connor ranks among he most important American fiction writers of the twentieth century. Beginning of the 19th century brought another innovation in prose, which was the birth of a new genre, called detective story.

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 “Silly Novels by Lady Novelists” and Henry James’s “The Art of Fiction.”

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