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Class in Turn-of-the-Century Novels of Gissing, James, Hardy by Christine DeVine

By Christine DeVine

First released in 2005, this ebook argues that, because of political and ideological shifts within the final many years of the 19th century a brand new depiction of social category was once attainable within the English novel. Late-century writers akin to Gissing, James, Hardy and Wells query the middle-class Victorian perspectives of sophistication that had ruled the unconventional for many years in the course of the disruption of conventional novelistic conventions. near to proper maps, journalism, paintings, images and particular old occasions, this ebook contextualizes novels by way of those writers inside their ancient second. In doing so, it illuminates the connection among fiction and historical past within the overdue 19th- and early 20th century fiction.


This publication might be of curiosity to these learning past due nineteenth-century literature and heritage.

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