From Sketch to Novel : The Development of Victorian Fiction Hardback
Part of the Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture series
When William Thackeray, Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Gaskell began their writing careers in the 1830s, they chose to write literary sketches, adopting a popular short form that emphasized description and essayistic analysis rather than storytelling.
In this unusual study of a previously neglected literary form, Amanpal Garcha shows how the literary sketch influenced these authors' careers, transformed the marketplace for fiction and led to the development of some of the Victorian novel's key formal and ideological elements.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 294 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 23/07/2009
- Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780521513586