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The experimental impulse in George Meredith's fiction

Author: Richard C Stevenson
Publisher: Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book argues that George Meredith as a writer of Victorian fiction is most interesting and important for us today in the ways in which he wrote against convention. The focus is on those novels that most clearly illuminate the experimental and transgressive impulse in Meredith, as seen in his treatment of controversial contemporary themes, in his departures from conventions of genre, and in his innovations with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stevenson, Richard C., 1939-
Experimental impulse in George Meredith's fiction.
Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)645919482
Named Person: George Meredith; George Meredith; George Meredith; George Meredith
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Stevenson
ISBN: 0838755755 9780838755754
OCLC Number: 54407933
Description: 240 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. An Essay on Comedy: Theorizing Tradition and Innovation --
2. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel: Challenges to Patriarchy and the Boundaries of Genre --
3. The Adventures of Harry Richmond and the Disintegration of Identity --
4. The Egoist: The Female Hero as Agent of Exposure --
5. One of Our Conquerors: The Anatomy of a Marriage --
6. Lord Ormont and His Aminta: Escape from Patriarchy and the Problem of Narrative Dissonance --
7. The Amazing Marriage and the Construction of Feminine Identity --
Conclusion: George Meredith in the Twentieth Century and After.
Responsibility: Richard C. Stevenson.
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This book argues that George Meredith as a writer of Victorian fiction is most critical for us today because of the ways in which he wrote against convention.  Read more...

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