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The Resource Novel possibilities : fiction and the formation of early Victorian culture, Joseph W. Childers

Novel possibilities : fiction and the formation of early Victorian culture, Joseph W. Childers

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Novel possibilities : fiction and the formation of early Victorian culture
Title
Novel possibilities
Title remainder
fiction and the formation of early Victorian culture
Statement of responsibility
Joseph W. Childers
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Novel Possibilities Joseph Childers considers the role of the novel, and especially the social-problem novel of the 1840s, in interpreting and shaping the cultures of the early Victorian period
  • Childers contends that novels such as Benjamin Disraeli's Coningsby, Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton, and Charles Kingsley's Alton Locke were in direct competition with other forms of public discourse for interpretive dominance of their age. Childers examines the interactions between the novel and a set of texts generated by parliamentary and radical politics, the sanitation reform movement, and religion. Reversing the position of earlier studies of this period, he argues that the novel was in fact constitutive of - and often provided the model fortexts as diverse as the political agendas of Robert Peel and T.B. Macaulay or Edwin Chadwick's enormously important Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain, with its seemingly encyclopedic description of the conditions of poverty
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Childers, Joseph W
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.C84
LC item number
C45 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New cultural studies
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  • English fiction
  • Culture in literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Politics and literature
  • Religion and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Social change in literature
  • Great Britain
Label
Novel possibilities : fiction and the formation of early Victorian culture, Joseph W. Childers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Feminine hygiene : women in the Sanitary condition report
  • pt. 3. Washed in the blood of the lamb : religion, radical politics, and the industrial novel
  • Religion, the novel, and speaking for/of the other
  • Alton Locke and the religion of chartism
  • Mary Barton and the community of suffering
  • Introduction : The possibility of the novel
  • pt. 1. Trading places : novelistic politics and a political novel:
  • Politics and interpretive discourse
  • Fiction into fiction
  • The new generation, the political subject, and the culture of change
  • pt. 2. Observation, representation, and The report on the sanitary condition of the labouring population of Great Britain:
  • The novel and the utilitarian
  • Mr. Chadwick writes the poor
Control code
32970829
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 218 pages
Isbn
9780812233247
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95024893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Novel possibilities : fiction and the formation of early Victorian culture, Joseph W. Childers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Feminine hygiene : women in the Sanitary condition report
  • pt. 3. Washed in the blood of the lamb : religion, radical politics, and the industrial novel
  • Religion, the novel, and speaking for/of the other
  • Alton Locke and the religion of chartism
  • Mary Barton and the community of suffering
  • Introduction : The possibility of the novel
  • pt. 1. Trading places : novelistic politics and a political novel:
  • Politics and interpretive discourse
  • Fiction into fiction
  • The new generation, the political subject, and the culture of change
  • pt. 2. Observation, representation, and The report on the sanitary condition of the labouring population of Great Britain:
  • The novel and the utilitarian
  • Mr. Chadwick writes the poor
Control code
32970829
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 218 pages
Isbn
9780812233247
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95024893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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