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Class in turn-of-the-century novels of Gissing, James, Hardy, and Wells

Author: Christine DeVine
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2005.
Series: Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book argues that, due to political and ideological shifts in the last decades of the nineteenth century - a time when the class system in England was in a state of flux - a new depiction of social class was possible in the English novel. Late-century writers such as Gissing, James, Hardy and Wells question the middle-class Victorian views of class that had dominated the novel for decades. By disrupting
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DeVine, Christine, 1947-
Class in turn-of-the-century novels of Gissing, James, Hardy, and Wells.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2005
(OCoLC)607719473
Named Person: H G Wells; George Gissing; Thomas Hardy; Henry James; George Gissing; Thomas Hardy; Henry James; H G Wells
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christine DeVine
ISBN: 0754651509 9780754651505
OCLC Number: 57549809
Description: 158 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. "We are the working classes" : the London poor in Gissing's The nether world --
2. "Is this democracy to prove fatal to England?" : international terrorism, the Times and James's The Princess Casamassima --
3. "A cloud of moral hobgoblins" : gender, morality and class in Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles --
4. "The splintering frame" : Wells's Tono-Bungay and Edwardian class.
Series Title: Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Responsibility: Christine DeVine.
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Contextualizes novels by late nineteenth century writers within their historical moment with reference to relevant maps, journalism, artwork or photography, and specific historical events. It  Read more...

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