A Victorian Art of Fiction: Essays on the Novel in British Periodicals 1851-1869, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

A Victorian Art of Fiction

Essays on the Novel in British Periodicals 1851-1869, 1st Edition

Edited by John Charles Olmsted

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687 pages

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First published in 1979, this collection of thirty-three essays on the novel drawn from thirteen periodicals demonstrates the primary concerns of those discussing the nature and purpose of prose fiction in the period from 1851 to 1869. The essays reflect what was thought and said about the art of fiction and reveal what journalists of these periodicals thought were the most urgent critical concerns facing the working reviewer. This volume includes work by major mid-century reviewers such as David Masson, George Henry Lewes, Walter Bagehot, William Caldwell Roscoe, Richard Holt Hutton and Leslie Stephen.

Including an introduction which assesses the issues raised by the best periodicals at the time, this anthology is designed to provide students of Victorian fiction and critical theory with a collection of essays on the art of fiction in a convenient and durable form.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; THE ANTHOLOGY

About the Series

Routledge Revivals: A Victorian Art of Fiction

First published in 1979, each volume contains a collection of essays on the novel drawn from periodicals which demonstrates the range and primary concerns of those discussing the nature and purpose of prose fiction in the period from 1830 to 1900. The essays reflect what was thought and said about the art of fiction and reveal what journalists of these periodicals thought were the most urgent critical concerns facing the working reviewer.

Including an introduction which assesses the issues raised by the best periodicals at the time, each anthology is designed to provide students of Victorian fiction and critical theory with a collection of essays on the art of fiction in a convenient and durable form.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT024040
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century