The Nineteenth-century Novel : A Critical Reader Paperback
Edited by Stephen Regan
The Nineteenth-Century Novel: A Critical Reader provides a comprehensive selection of contemporary and modern essays on the most important novels of the period.
By bringing together a range of material written across two centuries, it offers an insight into the changing reception of realist fiction and a discussion of how complex debates about the meaning and function of realism informed and shaped the kind of fiction that was written in the nineteenth century.
The novels discussed are: Northanger Abbey, Jane Eyre, Dombey and Son, Middlemarch, Far From the Madding Crowd, Germinal, Madame Bovary, The Woman in White, The Portrait of a Lady, The Awakening, Dracula, Heart of Darkness.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 592 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/02/2001
- Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780415238281
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Review by soniaandree
This book is very valuable, because it helped me understand the chronology behind the concept of realism behind the nineteenth century novel; its general content is easy to understand and all the 'big' names (in terms of literary criticism) are there, so this makes this book a necessary tool for the understanding and the development of literary criticism. This is the base for understanding modern literary criticism, so it should be on any undergraduate English student's shelves!