Wilkie Collins And Other Sensation Novelists

Wilkie Collins and Other Sensation Novelists PDF Book Detail:
Author: Nicholas Rance
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838634448
Size: 57.10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 199
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Book Description: This work adopts a fresh approach by relating the vogue in the 1860s for sensation fiction to a specific phase of a crisis of faith in the bourgeois ideology of self-help. The demise of sensation fiction after a mere decade is then associated with a returned sense in the 1870s of the durability of the status quo, and the temporary revival of a moralism, which had seemed in a terminal condition in the 1860s.

The Two Destinies

The Two Destinies PDF Book Detail:
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Elibron Classics
ISBN: 9781402168000
Size: 39.45 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Languages : en
Pages : 343
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Book Description: This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1876, Leipzig

The Victorian Baby In Print

The Victorian Baby in Print PDF Book Detail:
Author: Tamara S. Wagner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198858019
Size: 43.51 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: The first study to focus exclusively on the baby in nineteenth-century literature and culture. Drawing on novels by writers such as Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, as well as parenting magazines and manuals, it analyses how representations of infancy shaped an iconography that has defined the Victorian age.

Wilkie Collins Authors In Context

Wilkie Collins  Authors in Context  PDF Book Detail:
Author: Lyn Pykett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199556113
Size: 30.64 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Book Description: Lyn Pykett offers a lively exploration of the novels of Wilkie Collins, author of the first recognised detective novel.

Victorian Sensation Fiction

Victorian Sensation Fiction PDF Book Detail:
Author:
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137287829
Size: 23.25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins PDF Book Detail:
Author: Lillian Nayder
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
ISBN:
Size: 57.82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 174
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Book Description: "Best known for the Woman in White and The Moonstone, and largely credited with developing the first detective and sensation novels in English literature, Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) has in recent years been the subject of renewed popular and critical interest. In five decades the prolific Collins produced more than twenty-five novels and novellas and five collections of short stories and essays; adapted, wrote, or produced more than twelve plays; and published a travel book, a biography, and dozens of journal articles. Also an outspoken social critic, Collins generated considerable controversy in both his works and his life - in writing about class and gender inequities, marriage law reform, and the crimes of British imperialism, for example, and in choosing to live with rather than marry the two women he partnered over the course of his life, and in fathering three children with one of them." "In Wilkie Collins, Lillian Nayder presents the first book-length study of Collins's life and the full range of his works - the novels, plays, short fiction, and nonfiction - in historical context. Whereas critics usually label Collins as either radical or reactionary, Nayder argues for a multifaceted view that takes into account Collins's simultaneous and complex stance as radical reformer and upholder of the patriarchal, imperial order."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins PDF Book Detail:
Author: Andrew Gasson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
Size: 61.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 189
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Book Description: This is the most comprehensive work ever published on the life, work, and influences of Wilkie Collins. Interest in Collins has increased over recent years as his novels have gained popularity and his central role in 19th-century fiction, as a collaborator with writers such as Dickens and the father of the detective novel, has been recognized. The Guide is much more accessible than a biography: entries are arranged alphabetically and fully cross-referenced, and the text is complemented by over 200 illustrations, many of them never before published. Special attention is paid to bibliographical and publishing details.

Gothic Writers

Gothic Writers PDF Book Detail:
Author: Douglass H. Thomson
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN:
Size: 67.47 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 516
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Book Description: With its roots in Romanticism, antiquarianism, and the primacy of the imagination, the Gothic genre originated in the 18th century, flourished in the 19th, and continues to thrive today. This reference work provides an introduction to Gothic literature and its abundant criticism and summarizes contemporary developments and critical opinion in Gothic Studies. The volume includes alphabetically arranged entries for more than 50 Gothic writers from Horace Walpole to Stephen King. Each entry includes a primary bibliography, a critical essay on the author's place in the Gothic tradition, and a selected, annotated bibliography of scholarship. Entries for Russian, Japanese, French, and German writers give an international scope to the book, while the focus on English and American literature shows the dynamic nature of Gothicism today.

St James Guide To Crime Mystery Writers

St  James Guide to Crime   Mystery Writers PDF Book Detail:
Author: Taryn Benbow-Pfalzgraf
Publisher: Saint James Press
ISBN:
Size: 25.99 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 1264
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Book Description: Provides information on the most influential English-language writers of the crime and mystery genre. Each entry includes author biographies; complete bibliographies; lists of critical studies; locations of manuscripts; the writer's own comments on his or her work, when available; and an essay written by an expert of the genre.

The Moonstone

The Moonstone PDF Book Detail:
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1460401344
Size: 22.79 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 719
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Book Description: Intrigue, investigations, thievery, drugs and murder all make an appearance in Collins’s classic who-done-it, The Moonstone. Published in serial form in 1868, it was inspired in part by a spectacular murder case widely reported in the early 1860s. Collins’s story revolves around a diamond stolen from a Hindu holy place. On her eighteenth birthday, Rachel Verinder receives the diamond, but by the following morning the stone has been stolen again. As the story unravels through multiple eyewitness accounts, the elderly Sergeant Cuff—with a face “sharp as a hatchet”—looks for the culprit. One of Collins’s best-loved novels, with an exciting plot moved along by deftly-drawn characters and elegant pacing, The Moonstone was also turned into a play by Collins; the play appears as an appendix to this edition.