Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture

Victorian Fiction Beyond the Canon

Editors: Downes, Daragh, Ferguson, Trish (Eds.)

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  • Examines primary texts that have lain dormant and that deserve renewed interest on account of their intrinsic literary worth and/or the insights they afford into Victorian cultural history 
  • Spans the entire breadth of the Victorian period
  • Scrutinizes and interrogates the ideological dynamics of canon formation 
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This book is about selected Victorian texts and authors that in many cases have never before been subject to sustained scholarly attention. Taking inspiration from the pioneeringly capacious approach to the hidden hinterland of Victorian fiction adopted by scholars like John Sutherland and Franco Moretti, this energetically revisionist volume takes advantage of recent large-scale digitisation projects that allow unprecedented access to hitherto neglected literary texts and archives. Blending lively critical engagement with individual texts and close attention to often surprising trends in the production and reception of prose fiction across the Victorian era, this book will be of use to anyone interested in re-evaluating the received meta-narratives of Victorian literary history. With an afterword by John Sutherland

About the authors

Trish Ferguson is Senior Lecturer in the English Department of Liverpool Hope University, UK. She is the author of Thomas Hardy’s Legal Fictions (2013) and the editor of Victorian Time: Technologies, Standardizations, Catastrophes (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
Daragh Downes is a Teaching Fellow in English and German at Trinity College Dublin. His chief English research interest is Charles Dickens and his milieu.
 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Victorian Fiction Beyond the Canon
Editors
  • Daragh Downes
  • Trish Ferguson
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51823-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51823-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51822-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-70435-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 273
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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