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The Victorian novel of adulthood : plot and purgatory in fictions of maturity

Author: Rebecca Elise Rainof
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2015]
Series: Series in Victorian Studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Elise Rainof
ISBN: 9780821421789 0821421786
OCLC Number: 910980842
Description: xii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the belly of Sheol --
1. "Strange introversions": Newman, mature conversion, and the poetics of purgatory --
2. George Eliot's Winter tales --
3. The bachelor's purgatory: arrested development and the progress of shades --
4. Odd women and eccentric plotting: maturity, modernism, and Woolf's Victorian retrospection --
Coda: descent and tradition.
Series Title: Series in Victorian Studies.
Responsibility: Rebecca Rainof.

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