Plotting the News in the Victorian Novel

Valdez, Jessica R. ORCID: (2020) Plotting the News in the Victorian Novel. Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Literature . Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474474344

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This book shows that novelists often responded to newspapers by reworking well-known events covered by Victorian newspapers in their fictions. Each chapter addresses a different narrative modality and its relationship to the news: Charles Dickens interrogates the distinctions between fictional and journalistic storytelling, while Anthony Trollope explores novelistic bildung in serial form; the sensation novels of Wilkie Collins and Mary Elizabeth Braddon locate melodrama in realist discourses, whereas Anglo-Jewish writer Israel Zangwill represents a hybrid minority experience. At the core of these metaphors and narrative forms is a theorisation of the newspaper’s influence on society.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: form,nation,news,novel,realism,victorian
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
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Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2022 08:30
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