By Francis O'Gorman
This quantity provides clean techniques to vintage Victorian fiction from 1830-1900. Opens up for the reader the cultural global during which the Victorian novel used to be written and browse. Crosses conventional disciplinary limitations. offers clean views on how Victorian fiction pertains to various contexts, similar to category, sexuality, empire, psychology, legislation and biology.
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Taking Nietzsche’s dictum seriously, we might begin by attending to the history of the first of our two undefinables, the novel. The word in one sense means ‘new’ or ‘the new thing’ and so is peculiarly appropriate as a name for the most recent of major literary genres. Whereas the epic, for instance, can be traced back several thousand years, the European novelistic tradition is a matter of merely a few centuries. 6 Empire in the Victorian Novel Two of the most popular candidates for the probably dubious title of ‘first novel in English’ were published around the turn of the seventeenth century: Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko appeared in 1688, Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe in 1719.
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