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By Patrick Brantlinger, William Thesing

The spouse to the Victorian Novel presents contextual and demanding information regarding the full diversity of British fiction released among 1837 and 1901.

  • Provides contextual and significant information regarding the whole diversity of British fiction released throughout the Victorian interval.
  • Explains matters reminiscent of Victorian religions, category constitution, and Darwinism to people who are unusual with them.
  • Comprises unique, obtainable chapters written by way of popular and rising students within the box of Victorian reviews.
  • Ideal for college students and researchers looking up to the moment insurance of contexts and traits, or as a kick off point for a survey course.

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0 percent. As late as 1873, the ratio of secular to religious magazines was 60 : 40, but by 1902 it was 80 : 20. 32 Jonathan Rose British paper production amounted to 11,347 tons in 1800, nearly 40,000 tons in 1837, 100,000 tons in 1861, and nearly 700,000 tons in 1901. That expansion was made possible by technological innovations, notably the Fourdrinier papermaking machine, introduced early in the century. Esparto (by midcentury) and wood pulp (around 1880) afforded cheaper substitutes for rags, and the paper duty ended in 1861.

Is being gradually obliterated to suit the commercial views of a narrow-minded tradesman . . literature is now rocked to an ignoble rest in the motherly arms of the librarian . . in and out of his voluminous skirts run a motley and monstrous progeny, a callow, a whining, a puking brood of bastard bantlings. ” Not surprisingly, then, a novel of only one or two volumes seemed to many artistically, morally, and socially radical – embodying the choice of “art” over “business,” the fidelity to ambiguous “truth” rather than the specious certainty that came of adhering to traditional beliefs, values, and fictional formulas.

30 Kelly J. Mays Seville, Catherine (1999), Literary Copyright Reform in Early Victorian England: The Framing of the 1842 Copyright Act (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Shillingsburg, Peter (1992), Pegasus in Harness: Victorian Publishing and W. M. Thackeray (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia). Tuchman, Gaye with Fortin, Nina E. (1989), Edging Women Out: Victorian Novelists, Publishers, and Social Change (New Haven: Yale University Press). 2 Education, Literacy, and the Victorian Reader Jonathan Rose In the 1970s Rolf Engelsing posited that there had been, around 1800, a Reading Revolution, the literary counterpart of the Industrial Revolution.

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