Victorian Sensation Fiction

Victorian Sensation Fiction
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2008-11-14
ISBN 10: 1137287829
ISBN 13: 9781137287823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Victorian Sensation Fiction

Victorian Sensation Fiction
Author: Jessica Cox
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1137471727
ISBN 13: 9781137471727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Victorian Sensations

Victorian Sensations
Author: Kimberly Harrison,Richard Fantina
Publsiher: Ohio State University Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 0814210317
ISBN 13: 9780814210314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Victorian Sensations Book Review:

"Wildly popular with Victorian readers, sensation fiction was condemned by most critics for scandalous content and formal features that deviated from respectable Victorian realism. Victorian Sensations is the first collection to examine sensation fiction as a whole, showing it to push genre boundaries and resist easy classification. Comprehensive in scope, this collection includes twenty original essays employing various critical approaches to cover a range of topics that will interest many readers." "Essays are organized thematically into three sections: issues of genre; sensational representations of gender and sexuality; and the texts' complex readings of diverse social and cultural phenomena such as class, race, and empire. The introduction reviews the critical reception of sensation fiction to situate these new essays within a larger scholarly context."--BOOK JACKET.

Neo Victorianism and Sensation Fiction

Neo Victorianism and Sensation Fiction
Author: Jessica Cox
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2019-11-11
ISBN 10: 3030292908
ISBN 13: 9783030292904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neo Victorianism and Sensation Fiction Book Review:

This book represents the first full-length study of the relationship between neo-Victorianism and nineteenth-century sensation fiction. It examines the diverse and multiple legacies of Victorian popular fiction by authors such as Wilkie Collins and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, tracing their influence on a range of genres and works, including detective fiction, YA writing, Gothic literature, and stage and screen adaptations. In doing so, it forces a reappraisal of critical understandings of neo-Victorianism in terms of its origins and meanings, as well as offering an important critical intervention in popular fiction studies. The work traces the afterlife of Victorian sensation fiction, taking in the neo-Gothic writing of Daphne du Maurier and Victoria Holt, contemporary popular historical detective and YA fiction by authors including Elizabeth Peters and Philip Pullman, and the literary fiction of writers such as Joanne Harris and Charles Palliser. The work will appeal to scholars and students of Victorian fiction, neo-Victorianism, and popular culture alike.

From Wollstonecraft to Stoker

From Wollstonecraft to Stoker
Author: Marilyn Brock
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN 10: 0786454407
ISBN 13: 9780786454402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Wollstonecraft to Stoker Book Review:

This collection of 13 essays examines the work of Victorian authors Wilkie Collins, M.E. Braddon, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Mary Wollstonecraft, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James and Charlotte Brontë. Each essay explores their use of archetypal Gothic elements, such as dark secrets and forbidden sensations, to depict nineteenth-century attitudes to class, gender, race, colonialism and imperialism.

Sensational Deviance

Sensational Deviance
Author: Heidi Logan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2018-07-06
ISBN 10: 042984347X
ISBN 13: 9780429843471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensational Deviance Book Review:

Sensational Deviance: Disability in Nineteenth-Century Sensation Fiction investigates the representation of disability in fictional works by the leading Victorian sensation novelists Wilkie Collins and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, exploring how disability acts as a major element in the shaping of the sensation novel genre and how various sensation novels respond to traditional viewpoints of disability and to new developments in physiological and psychiatric knowledge. The depictions of disabled characters in sensation fiction frequently deviate strongly from typical depictions of disability in mainstream Victorian literature, undermining its stigmatized positioning as tragic deficit, severe limitation, or pathology. Close readings of nine individual novels situate their investigations of physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities against the period’s disability discourses and interest in senses, perception, stimuli, the nervous system, and the hereditability of impairments. The importance of moral insanity and degeneration theory within sensation fiction connect the genre with criminal anthropology, suggesting the genre’s further significance in the light of the later emergence of eugenics, psychoanalysis, and genetics.

Violent Women and Sensation Fiction

Violent Women and Sensation Fiction
Author: A. Mangham
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2007-08-16
ISBN 10: 0230286992
ISBN 13: 9780230286993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violent Women and Sensation Fiction Book Review:

This book explores ideas of violent femininity across generic and disciplinary boundaries during the nineteenth century. It aims to highlight how medical, legal and literary narratives shared notions of the volatile nature of women. Mangham traces intersections between notorious legal trials, theories of female insanity, and sensation novels.

The Sensation Novel and the Victorian Family Magazine

The Sensation Novel and the Victorian Family Magazine
Author: D. Wynne
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2001-07-11
ISBN 10: 023059672X
ISBN 13: 9780230596726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sensation Novel and the Victorian Family Magazine Book Review:

Victorian sensation novels, with their compulsive plots of crime, transgression and mystery, were bestsellers. Deborah Wynne analyses the fascinating relationships between sensation novels and the magazines in which they were serialized. Drawing upon the work of Wilkie Collins, Mary Braddon, Charles Dickens, Ellen Wood, and Charles Reade, and such popular family journals as All The Year Round, The Cornhill, and Once a Week , the author highlights how novels and magazines worked together to engage in the major cultural and social debates of the period.

Rediscovering Victorian Women Sensation Writers

Rediscovering Victorian Women Sensation Writers
Author: Anne-Marie Beller,Tara MacDonald
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2015-09-07
ISBN 10: 1317754018
ISBN 13: 9781317754015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rediscovering Victorian Women Sensation Writers Book Review:

Scholarly understanding of the Victorian literary field has changed dramatically in the past thirty years, due in large part to the extensive recovery of sensation fiction and a corresponding recognition of that genre’s importance in the literary debates, trends, and wider cultural practices of the period. Yet until very recently, work on sensationalism has focused on a narrow range of authors and works, with Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, and Ellen Wood retaining the preponderance of critical attention. This collection examines the fiction of ten women sensation writers who were immensely popular in the Victorian period but remain critically neglected today – writers such as Annie Edwardes, M.C. Houstoun, Annie French, Dora Russell and others. The Victorian sensation novel was categorically associated with women by Victorian reviewers and this collection extends our current understanding of this sub-genre by showing that female sensation writers were often sophisticated in their textual strategies, employing a range of metafictional techniques and narrative innovations. By moving beyond the novelists who have come to represent the genre, this book presents a fuller, more nuanced, understanding of the spectrum of writing that constructed the concept of ‘sensationalism’ for Victorian readers and critics. The book was originally published as a special issue of Women’s Writing.

A Companion to Sensation Fiction

A Companion to Sensation Fiction
Author: Pamela K. Gilbert
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2011-06-20
ISBN 10: 1444342215
ISBN 13: 9781444342215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Sensation Fiction Book Review:

This comprehensive collection offers a complete introduction to one of the most popular literary forms of the Victorian period, its key authors and works, its major themes, and its lasting legacy. Places key authors and novels in their cultural and historical context Includes studies of major topics such as race, gender, melodrama, theatre, poetry, realism in fiction, and connections to other art forms Contributions from top international scholars approach an important literary genre from a range of perspectives Offers both a pre and post-history of the genre to situate it in the larger tradition of Victorian publishing and literature Incorporates coverage of traditional research and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship

The Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction
Author: Andrew Mangham
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2013-10-17
ISBN 10: 0521760747
ISBN 13: 9780521760744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction Book Review:

In 1859 the popular novelist Wilkie Collins wrote of a ghostly woman, dressed from head to toe in white garments, laying her cold, thin hand on the shoulder of a young man as he walked home late one evening. His novel The Woman in White became hugely successful and popularised a style of writing that came to be known as sensation fiction. This Companion highlights the energy, the impact and the inventiveness of the novels that were written in 'sensational' style, including the work of Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Mrs Henry Wood and Florence Marryat. It contains fifteen specially-commissioned essays and includes a chronology and a guide to further reading. Accessible yet rigorous, this Companion questions what influenced the shape and texture of the sensation novel, and what its repercussions were both in the nineteenth century and up to the present day.

Victorian Sensational Fiction

Victorian Sensational Fiction
Author: R. Fantina
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2009-12-21
ISBN 10: 0230102158
ISBN 13: 9780230102156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Victorian Sensational Fiction Book Review:

This book recovers the fiction of Charles Reade, who was among the best-known authors of the sensation fiction of the 1860s, as a body of work that anticipates recent trends in literary and cultural theory.

The Maniac in the Cellar

The Maniac in the Cellar
Author: Winifred Hughes
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-07-14
ISBN 10: 1400855470
ISBN 13: 9781400855476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maniac in the Cellar Book Review:

Once a controversial genre of Victorian fiction that produced the major best sellers of its century, the now-forgotten sensation novel was a publishing phenomenon in its time. In a vivid portrait of this subversive and discomfiting popular literature, Winifred Hughes identifies its ingredients, its practitioners, and its implications, and reveals its significance both for the mid-Victorian consciousness and for the writers and readers of today. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels

Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels
Author: Laurence Talairach-Vielmas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-04-15
ISBN 10: 1317093917
ISBN 13: 9781317093916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels Book Review:

Laurence Talairach-Vielmas explores Victorian representations of femininity in narratives that depart from mainstream realism, from fairy tales by George MacDonald, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Juliana Horatia Ewing, and Jean Ingelow, to sensation novels by Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, and Charles Dickens. Feminine representation, Talairach-Vielmas argues, is actually presented in a hyper-realistic way in such anti-realistic genres as children's literature and sensation fiction. In fact, it is precisely the clash between fantasy and reality that enables the narratives to interrogate the real and re-create a new type of realism that exposes the normative constraints imposed to contain the female body. In her exploration of the female body and its representations, Talairach-Vielmas examines how Victorian fantasies and sensation novels deconstruct and reconstruct femininity; she focuses in particular on the links between the female characters and consumerism, and shows how these serve to illuminate the tensions underlying the representation of the Victorian ideal.

Creating Character

Creating Character
Author: Helena Ifill
Publsiher: Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781784995133
ISBN 13: 1784995134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Character Book Review:

Through innovative readings of seven novels, Creating character demonstrates how the Victorian sensation authors Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Wilkie Collins employed, challenged and explored diverse, and sometimes contradictory, theories of character formation in their fiction

Feeling Clumsy Feeling Alien

Feeling Clumsy  Feeling Alien
Author: Gracie M. Bain
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2019
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1114335599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feeling Clumsy Feeling Alien Book Review:

"Feeling Clumsy, Feeling Alien: Gender and Affect in Victorian Sensation Fiction" explores the interactions between the shock of reading sensation fiction and the affective potential of the genre using Sara Ahmed's definition of the killjoy and the affect alien. The sensation genre, as explained in its name, is potentially useful when thinking about affective ties in the Victorian period. The first chapter, "Tracing Sensations: Finding and Following the Killjoy" explores the affective footwork that readers of sensation fiction are asked to perform in their sympathetic process with the female villains and fallen heroines. Affective tools employed by sensational fiction create an understanding between the reader and the villains that occupied most of sensation fiction. The second chapter, "The Fallen Heroine: Feeling Injustice" discusses a sensational villain that perhaps more easily encourages sympathy: Ellen Wood's Lady Isabel Vane turned Lady Carlyle in East Lynne. Chapter three, "The Villain: Feeling for the Enemy," questions the easily defined femme fatale category of sensation novels and argues that Lady Audley's actions in Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret can be attributed to her role as someone that affects the wrong way. Readers cannot entirely sympathize with Lady Audley or Isabel Vane, but they can recognize themselves within the frustrations and extenuating circumstances that create an environment in which the character feels the only course of action is seduction or murder. The affective possibility of Lady Audley and Isabel Vane relies on the proximity of the reader to the character's situations. To navigate affect is to navigate affective orientation and proximity, and sensation fiction provides the opportunity for disorientation and inappropriate proximity.

Lady Audley s Secret

Lady Audley s Secret
Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN 10: 1465605428
ISBN 13: 9781465605429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lady Audley s Secret Book Review:

It lay down in a hollow, rich with fine old timber and luxuriant pastures; and you came upon it through an avenue of limes, bordered on either side by meadows, over the high hedges of which the cattle looked inquisitively at you as you passed, wondering, perhaps, what you wanted; for there was no thorough-fare, and unless you were going to the Court you had no business there at all. At the end of this avenue there was an old arch and a clock tower, with a stupid, bewildering clock, which had only one handÑand which jumped straight from one hour to the nextÑand was therefore always in extremes. Through this arch you walked straight into the gardens of Audley Court. A smooth lawn lay before you, dotted with groups of rhododendrons, which grew in more perfection here than anywhere else in the county. To the right there were the kitchen gardens, the fish-pond, and an orchard bordered by a dry moat, and a broken ruin of a wall, in some places thicker than it was high, and everywhere overgrown with trailing ivy, yellow stonecrop, and dark moss. To the left there was a broad graveled walk, down which, years ago, when the place had been a convent, the quiet nuns had walked hand in hand; a wall bordered with espaliers, and shadowed on one side by goodly oaks, which shut out the flat landscape, and circled in the house and gardens with a darkening shelter. The house faced the arch, and occupied three sides of a quadrangle. It was very old, and very irregular and rambling. The windows were uneven; some small, some large, some with heavy stone mullions and rich stained glass; others with frail lattices that rattled in every breeze; others so modern that they might have been added only yesterday. Great piles of chimneys rose up here and there behind the pointed gables, and seemed as if they were so broken down by age and long service that they must have fallen but for the straggling ivy which, crawling up the walls and trailing even over the roof, wound itself about them and supported them. The principal door was squeezed into a corner of a turret at one angle of the building, as if it were in hiding from dangerous visitors, and wished to keep itself a secretÑa noble door for all thatÑold oak, and studded with great square-headed iron nails, and so thick that the sharp iron knocker struck upon it with a muffled sound, and the visitor rung a clanging bell that dangled in a corner among the ivy, lest the noise of the knocking should never penetrate the stronghold.

Victorian Sensation

Victorian Sensation
Author: James A. Secord
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2003-09-20
ISBN 10: 022615825X
ISBN 13: 9780226158259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Victorian Sensation Book Review:

Fiction or philosophy, profound knowledge or shocking heresy? When Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation was published anonymously in 1844, it sparked one of the greatest sensations of the Victorian era. More than a hundred thousand readers were spellbound by its startling vision—an account of the world that extended from the formation of the solar system to the spiritual destiny of humanity. As gripping as a popular novel, Vestiges combined all the current scientific theories in fields ranging from astronomy and geology to psychology and economics. The book was banned, it was damned, it was hailed as the gospel for a new age. This is where our own public controversies about evolution began. In a pioneering cultural history, James A. Secord uses the story of Vestiges to create a panoramic portrait of life in the early industrial era from the perspective of its readers. We join apprentices in a factory town as they debate the consequences of an evolutionary ancestry. We listen as Prince Albert reads aloud to Queen Victoria from a book that preachers denounced as blasphemy vomited from the mouth of Satan. And we watch as Charles Darwin turns its pages in the flea-ridden British Museum library, fearful for the fate of his own unpublished theory of evolution. Using secret letters, Secord reveals how Vestiges was written and how the anonymity of its author was maintained for forty years. He also takes us behind the scenes to a bustling world of publishers, printers, and booksellers to show how the furor over the book reflected the emerging industrial economy of print. Beautifully written and based on painstaking research, Victorian Sensation offers a new approach to literary history, the history of reading, and the history of science. Profusely illustrated and full of fascinating stories, it is the most comprehensive account of the making and reception of a book (other than the Bible) ever attempted. Winner of the 2002 Pfizer Award from the History of Science Society

Fingersmith

Fingersmith
Author: Sarah Waters
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 0771094760
ISBN 13: 9780771094767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fingersmith Book Review:

A Penguin Book Club Pick “Oliver Twist with a twist . . . Waters spins an absorbing tale that withholds as much as it discloses. A pulsating story.”—The New York Times Book Review Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a "baby farmer," who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby's household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves--fingersmiths--for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home. One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives--Gentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud's vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed of--passed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum. With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways. . . . But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.

Attention Span and Writing Process in Victorian Sensation Novels and Their Theatrical Adaptations

Attention Span and Writing Process in Victorian Sensation Novels and Their Theatrical Adaptations
Author: Leilani Serafin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781369795592
ISBN 13: 1369795599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Attention Span and Writing Process in Victorian Sensation Novels and Their Theatrical Adaptations Book Review:

Although the novel is often considered the dominant literary form during the Victorian period, it evolved in the context of the theater. This dissertation examines the popular genre of sensation fiction in relation to the many theatrical adaptations that sensation novels inspired. Sensation novels are famous for plot devices involving mistaken identity and character doubles, but little attention has been devoted to their generic double, the theatrical adaptation. Because theatrical adaptations generated income for their adaptors, novelists and other dramatic adaptors often competed for profits, making the production of these adaptations an intriguing mirror of the contentious doubling and mistaken identity in sensation novels themselves. Thus, this dissertation argues that the specific questions of identity endemic to the plots of sensation novels reflect the issues of creation, imitation, and adaptation that govern their production. To explore this mirroring process, I read three best-selling sensation novels in the context of their theatrical adaptations: Charles Reade’s It Is Never Too Late to Mend, Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret, and Ouida’s Under Two Flags. In each of these novels and its theatrical context, I find an extended discussion of a unique construction of Victorian attention span—a relevant concept for a discussion of theatrical adaptation, given the distinct types of attention called for by a novel versus a play. It Is Never Too Late to Mend and the two plays associated with it advance the attentive model of industriousness to argue that focused attention can turn thieves (the thieves in the texts as well as the literary thieves who illegally adapted Reade’s novel) into authors, thereby solidifying intellectual property rights. Opposing Reade’s ideal of industriousness, Lady Audley’s Secret explores attentive patterns associated with bewilderment and absorption, Braddon’s process of juggling three simultaneous writing projects involves a type of authorial multitasking that ironizes Robert Audley’s bewildered absorption. Prominent lawsuits concerning both the dramatic adaptations of It Is Never Too Late to Mend and Lady Audley’s Secret further demonstrate the authorial multitasking that interfered with conventional ideals of focused literary authorship. Finally, Ouida structures Under Two Flags around the Renaissance concept of sprezzatura, a performative nonchalance that overlaps intriguingly with Victorian theories of “natural acting.” Each of these sensation novels advances a unique vision of attention span, and this dissertation examines how each of these attentive modes—industriousness, bewilderment, absorption, and sprezzatura—interacts with the contexts under which the novels were produced and adapted for the theater.