Dickens to Hardy, 1837-1884 - Julian Wolfreys

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Title
Dickens to Hardy, 1837-1884 - the novel, the past and cultural memory in the nineteenth century
Author
Julian Wolfreys
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Red Globe Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20070628

This authoritative survey examines how the Victorian middle-classes perceived themselves, through analyses of the literature of the period.
Asking how the middle classes distinguished themselves from their forbears, Julian Wolfreys reads in detail major novels by:
- Charles Dickens
- Elizabeth Gaskell
- Wilkie Collins
- George Eliot
- Thomas Hardy.

Wolfreys explores the novelists' constructions of modernity, national identity and their understanding of 'becoming historical' in distinction from that of previous generations.
He offers illuminating close readings of texts and examines narratives set in a recent past in order to investigate the role of cultural memory in the making of identity.
Also featuring a helpful Chronology and an Annotated Bibliography to aid further study, this stimulating guide encourages readers to reassess the work of key writers of the nineteenth century.

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JULIAN WOLFREYS is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Drama at Loughborough University, UK. He was previously Professor in Literature at the University of Florida, USA.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
English fiction - 19th century - History and criticism.|Collective memory in literature.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
293

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