A Companion to the Victorian Novel by Patrick Brantlinger, William Thesing

By Patrick Brantlinger, William Thesing

The spouse to the Victorian Novel offers contextual and important information regarding the complete diversity of British fiction released among 1837 and 1901.

  • Provides contextual and demanding information regarding the complete diversity of British fiction released in the course of the Victorian interval.
  • Explains matters equivalent to Victorian religions, category constitution, and Darwinism to those that are strange with them.
  • Comprises unique, available chapters written through well known and rising students within the box of Victorian reviews.
  • Ideal for college kids and researchers looking up to the moment assurance of contexts and developments, or as a kick off point for a survey course.

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Magazine serialization of new fiction began in the 1830s, and by the 1840s serials were a common feature of half-crown monthlies, but the real take-off of this format came in the 1850s and 1860s with the founding of weekly magazines such as Dickens’s Household Words (1850–9) and All the Year Round (est. 1859), and of monthlies such as Macmillan’s (est. 1859) and Smith, Elder’s prestigious Cornhill (1860–1975), first edited by Thackeray. Designed for family reading, such magazines offered one or two illustrated serials by the best-known authors, plus a wealth of other material, for the same 1s.

On the one hand, the length of the threedecker encouraged prolixity. As Gissing observed, the need to fill out three volumes, as much as the insistence upon moral certainty, inspired early and mid-Victorian novelists to write “with profusion and detail . . to tell everything, & leave nothing to be divined” (quoted in Gettmann 1960: 254). On the other hand, serialization required that such prolixity be complemented by tightness of construction when it came to the parts. More generally, the system required Victorian novelists to think in terms both of multiple small parts and of a very large whole in a way unique in literary history.

Mays Seville, Catherine (1999), Literary Copyright Reform in Early Victorian England: The Framing of the 1842 Copyright Act (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Shillingsburg, Peter (1992), Pegasus in Harness: Victorian Publishing and W. M. Thackeray (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia). Tuchman, Gaye with Fortin, Nina E. (1989), Edging Women Out: Victorian Novelists, Publishers, and Social Change (New Haven: Yale University Press). 2 Education, Literacy, and the Victorian Reader Jonathan Rose In the 1970s Rolf Engelsing posited that there had been, around 1800, a Reading Revolution, the literary counterpart of the Industrial Revolution.

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