The essays in this volume trace the experimentation of
nineteenth-century writers in advancing new modes of realist
fiction while revitalizing the inheritance of the Gothic and the
Focusing on some of the most popular novels of the century
(Northanger Abbey, Jayne Eyre, Dombey and Son, Middlemarch, Far
from the Madding Crowd and Germinal), this attractive volume
explores some of the recurring themes in nineteenth-century
aspiration and vocation; social class; sexual politics; political
reform; colonialism and commerce.
This is an ideal introduction to some of the major fictional
achievements of the first industrial era, and to most of the
crucial themes in nineteenth-century fiction.
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