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Neo-Victorian fiction and historical narrative

Louisa Hadley

Neo-Victorian fiction and historical narrative

the Victorians and us

by Louisa Hadley

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historiography,
  • Civilization,
  • Literature and history,
  • English fiction,
  • History and criticism,
  • English Historical fiction,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementLouisa Hadley
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR888.H5 H33 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 192 p. ;
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25022913M
    ISBN 100230551564
    ISBN 109780230551565
    LC Control Number2010027519
    OCLC/WorldCa635463592

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Placing the popular genre of neo-Victorian fiction within the context of the contemporary cultural fascination with the Victorians, this book argues that these novels are distinguished by a commitment to historical specificity and understands them within their contemporary context and the context of Victorian historical and literary narratives.

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More than years after the death of Queen Victoria, contemporary culture remains fascinated by the Victorians. This fascination is most marked in fiction, where an entirely new genre of. Placing the genre of neo-Victorian fiction within the context of the contemporary cultural fascination with the Victorians, this book argues that these novels are distinguished by a commitment to historical specificity & understands them within their contemporary context & the context of Victorian historical & literary narratives.

This fascination is most marked in fiction, where an entirely new genre of neo-Victorian fiction has emerged. Neo-Victorian Fiction and Historical Narrative argues that while neo-Victorian fiction emerges within a wider cultural appropriation of the Victorians, it i.

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Neo-Victorian Fiction and Historical Narrative argues that while neo-Victorian fiction emerges within a wider cultural appropriation of the Victorians, it is characterized by its commitment to the historical specificity of the Victorian era.

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The book description is actually an argument for the definition that Neo-Victorian Novels are dedicated to historical specificity. This essay revisits the founding texts of Neo-Victorian fiction: John Fowles's The French Lieutenant's Woman () and A. Byatt's Possession: A Romance () in the context of a reassessment of an ever-expanding genre in contemporary commercial fiction.

I approach the peculiar phenomenon of Neo-Victorian fiction as a novelist, as well as an academic, and I.

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