Victorian sensational fiction

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By Statement Richard Fantina.
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Lc Classifications PR5217 .F36 2009
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Publish Country nyu
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Publishers Palgrave Macmillan
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Subjects Reade, Charles, -- 1814-1884 -- Criticism and interpretation
Sensationalism in literature
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Subtitle the daring work of Charles Reade
Table Of Contents Sensation fiction and the emergence of the Victorian literary field
Saying no to power: it is never too late to mend and hard cash
Sex and sexuality, gender and transgender
Sensational paradigms: Reade's Griffith Gaunt and Braddon's Aurora Floyd
Reade, race, and colonialism
Recovering Reade.
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Victorian sensational fiction
Authors Richard Fantina
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Description Sensation fiction emerged in the 1860s, and immediately generated alarm as many critics viewed the genre as a threat to prevailing Victorian values. Charles Reade, along with Wilkie Collins and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, was among the most well-known sensation novelists. With its explicit critique of power relations in the fields of medicine, criminal justice, and sexual mores, Reade’s work anticipates Michel Foucault’s theories elaborated a century later. Reade’s work also provides rare glimpses of alternative sexualities and gender identities in nineteenth-century fiction. This book recovers the fiction of Charles Reade as a body of work that anticipates recent trends in literary and cultural theory.
Language en
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Page Count 205
Print Type BOOK
Published Date 2010
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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Subtitle the daring work of Charles Reade
Title Victorian sensational fiction

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