The Sensation Novel and the Victorian Family Magazine
  • Author : D. Wynne
  • Release Date : 11 July 2001
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 13 : 0333776666

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Book Description: 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.

The Sensation Novel and the Victorian Family Magazine

The Sensation Novel and the Victorian Family Magazine

Author : D. Wynne
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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 ...

A Companion to Sensation Fiction

A Companion to Sensation Fiction

Author : Pamela K. Gilbert
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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, ...

From Wollstonecraft to Stoker

From Wollstonecraft to Stoker

Author : Marilyn Brock
Publisher : McFarland
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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 ...

The Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction

Author : Andrew Mangham
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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 ...

Victorian Sensations

Victorian Sensations

Author : Kimberly Harrison,Richard Fantina
Publisher : Ohio State University Press
Genre : Literary Collections
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"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, ...

Victorian Sensation

Victorian Sensation

Author : Michael Diamond
Publisher : Anthem Press
Genre : History
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A captivating look at the origins of our own tabloid culture in the salacious and titillating media of the Victorian era....

Violent Women and Sensation Fiction

Violent Women and Sensation Fiction

Author : A. Mangham
Publisher : Springer
Genre : Fiction
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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....

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
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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 ...

Sensational Deviance

Sensational Deviance

Author : Heidi Logan
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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 ...

Rediscovering Victorian Women Sensation Writers

Rediscovering Victorian Women Sensation Writers

Author : Anne-Marie Beller,Tara MacDonald
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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 ...

The Female Servant and Sensation Fiction

The Female Servant and Sensation Fiction

Author : E. Steere
Publisher : Springer
Genre : Fiction
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The Female Servant and Sensation Fiction: 'Kitchen Literature' explores why Victorian sensation fiction was derided as literature fit only for maids and cooks and how the depictions of fictional female domestics, from Jane Eyre to Neo-Victorian novels, reflect contemporary social concerns about the blurring of the boundaries of class and ...

Victorian Sensation Fiction

Victorian Sensation Fiction

Author : Jessica Cox
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since the establishment of sensation fiction in the 1860s, key trends have emerged in critical readings of these texts. From Victorian responses emphasising the 'lowbrow' or potentially dangerous qualities of the genre to the prolific critical attention of the present day, this Reader's Guide identifies the dominant approaches to sensation ...

The Bigamy Plot

The Bigamy Plot

Author : Maia McAleavey
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : History
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Explores the prevalence of bigamy in Victorian fiction to challenge traditional understanding of the period's social and narrative conventions....