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The silver fork novel : fashionable fiction in the age of reform

Author: Edward Copeland
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture, 81.
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"In the early nineteenth century there was a sudden vogue for novels centering on the glamour of aristocratic social and political life. Such novels, attractive as they were to middle-class readers, were condemned by contemporary critics as dangerously seductive, crassly commercial, designed for the 'masses' and utterly unworthy of regard. Until recently, silver-fork novels have eluded serious consideration and been  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Copeland, Edward.
Silver fork novel.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012011695
(OCoLC)779244503
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Copeland
ISBN: 9781139518284 1139518283 9781139015059 1139015052 9781139514781 1139514784
OCLC Number: 796383832
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2013
Description: 1 online resource (x, 290 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cultural contexts --
The woman's tradition : Edgeworth, Burney and Austen --
Reform and the silver fork novel --
Newspapers and the silver fork novel --
The topography of silver fork London --
Reform and the silver fork heroine.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture, 81.
Other Titles: Fashionable fiction in the age of reform
Responsibility: Edward Copeland.
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This first modern study of silver-fork novels investigates their role in the alliance of middle class and aristocratic political principles.  Read more...

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