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Charles Lever : the lost Victorian

Author: Stephen Haddelsey
Publisher: Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire : Colin Smythe ; New York : Distributed in North America by Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Ulster editions and monographs, 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At the peak of his career, Charles Lever (1806-1872) was one of the most successful novelists in the English language, and the only mid-nineteenth century Irish novelist to vie with Charles Dickens in terms of popularity and income. Yet, within three decades of his death, his works had fallen into uninterrupted obscurity." "The light-heartedness of his early novels, The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer (1839) and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Haddelsey, Stephen.
Charles Lever.
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire : Colin Smythe ; New York : Distributed in North America by Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606560670
Named Person: Charles Lever; Charles Lever; Charles James Lever; Charles James Lever
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Haddelsey
ISBN: 0861404203 9780861404209
OCLC Number: 44484421
Notes: Series statement on jacket.
Description: 170 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction - writing on the margins; the novels of Dr Quicksilver; a year of growth; an iniquitous act; the double-sided coin; the art of brevity; Lever's anti-heroines; last efforts.
Series Title: Ulster editions and monographs, 8.
Responsibility: Stephen Haddelsey ; with a foreword by Benedict Kiely.
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Charts the rise and fall of Charles Lever and calls for a reappraisal of his position in the canon of Irish literature. Using a selection from the 30 novels and five volumes of essays, it shows  Read more...

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