Victorian Unfinished Novels

Author: S. Tomaiuolo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137008180
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The first detailed study on the subject of Victorian unfinished novels, this book sheds further light on novels by major authors that have been neglected by critical studies and focuses in a new way on critically acclaimed masterpieces, ...

Writing Death And Absence In The Victorian Novel

Author: J. Zigarovich
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137007036
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Charles Dickens's The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870), what Earle Davis called “
the world's greatest mystery story” and Sylvère Monod termed “the most perfect
mystery in literature, in that it will be mysterious for ever,” is perhaps the most
famous unfinished novel in the English language.2 As an enigmatic fragment, the
novel begs for conclusion. But despite the repeated attempts by critics over the
last century to conclude the novel, it must remain ...

History And Cultural Memory In Neo Victorian Fiction

Author: K. Mitchell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230283128
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... novel The D Case: The Truth AboutThe Mystery of Edwin Drood (1989),in
which fictional detectives, such asSherlock Holmes, attempt tosolvethe mystery
ofCharlesDickens' unfinished novel The Mystery ofEdwin Drood. Sometimes
contemporary reworkings of Victorian novelstaketheform ofaprequel, sequel or
paralellquel, in which novelists explore tangential, marginal or background
events and/or characters, asin Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea(1966) which
explores the shadowy ...

Victorian Novelists And Publishers

Author: J. A. Sutherland
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472508955
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Serialisation had a palpably relaxing effect on Thackeray's artistic concentration.
Trollope, a harsh critic, compared the other novelist unfavourably with himself in
this respect: I knew, from what I read from month to month, that this hurried
publication of incompleted work was frequently, I might perhaps say always,
adopted by the leading novelists of the day. That such has been the case, is
proved by the fact that Dickens, Thackeray, and Mrs. Gaskell died with unfinished
novels, of which ...

Novels And Novelists From Elizabeth To Victoria

Author: John Cordy Jeaffreson
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... hesitate to aver that the Divine Power had cut her days short in order to make
her an awful warning to those who lightly regard the marriage bed. Let us say
farewell to her memory, Owning her weakness, Her evil behaviour, And leaving
with meekness Her sins to her Saviour, After her death Godwin published, in four
volumes, a sketch of her life, and some of her manuscripts that had not before
been printed. Amongst these were fragments of an unfinished novel, called " The
"Wrongs ...

The Victorian Illustrated Book

Author: Richard Maxwell
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813920979
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MAURICE DENIS BY ALL ACCOUNTS, Aubrey Beardsley was among the most
literate of the great Victorian illustrators. Like his contemporaries Charles Ricketts
and Laurence Housman, he approached the task of illustration through the
sensibilities of a reader. And like them, he ultimately chafed at the limitations
imposed on him by the role of illustrator, spending the best part of two years
writing an unfinished "romantic novel" ( The Story of Venus and Tannhauser) that
he hoped ...

The Novel Today

Author: Malcolm Bradbury
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719006777
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JOHN FOWLES Notes on an Unfinished Novel (reprinted with permission from
Afterwords, ed. by Thomas McCormack, Harper and Row, 1969) The novel I am
writing at the moment (provisionally entitled The French Lieutenant's Woman) is
set about a ... I don't think of it as a historical novel, a genre in which I have very
little interest. ... But she was Victorian; and since I always saw her in the same
static long shot, with her back turned, she represented a reproach on the
Victorian Age.

Historical Romance Fiction

Author: Dr Lisa Fletcher
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409478475
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But she was Victorian; and since I always saw her in the same static long shot,
with her back turned, she represented a reproach on the Victorian age. An
outcast. I didn't know her crime, but I wished to protect her. That is, I began to fall
in love with her. Or with her stance. I don't know which. (Fowles, "Notes" 136) In
the introduction to his well-known essay "Notes on an Unfinished Novel" John
Fowles tells of the "pregnant female image" (137) which inspired him to write The
French ...

Forms Of Speech In Victorian Fiction

Author: Raymond Chapman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317896211
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He lived with his characters as he created them, and even spoke their words
aloud while he wrote. His early biographer john Forster offers several instances
of characters drawn from real people: 'Mrs Gamp's original was in reality a person
hired by a most distinguished friend of his own.' The Marchioness in The Old
Curiosity Shop was based on 'the orphan girl from the Chatham workhouse' who
worked for his family when he was a boy. When writing his last, unfinished, novel
he went ...

Goodbye Yeats And O Neill

Author: Edward Alphonsus Hagan
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042029935
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Brontë died in 1855, she left behind two chapters of an unfinished novel and
other fragments. Her working title was Emma. In 2003 Clare Boylan published
her completion of Brontë's work as Emma Brown. In finishing Brontë's fragment,
Boylan writes in fidelity to the Victorian mode while at the same time she
transforms that mode ...