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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Knight, Stephen, 1940- author.
G. W. M. Reynolds and his fiction
New York, NY : Taylor and Francis, 2019
(DLC) 2018048149
Named Person: George W M Reynolds; George W M Reynolds
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Knight
ISBN: 9780429507748 0429507747 0429018231 9780429018220 0429018223 9780429018244 042901824X 9780429018237
OCLC Number: 1057244795
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 206 pages).
Contents: Preface Introduction1. Reynolds and His Novels2. Reynold's Reception3. Approaching Reynolds' FictionChapter 1 Towards London and the MysteriesFirst Moves in FictionPickwick AbroadAlfred de RosannGrace DarlingRobert MacaireThe Steam-PacketThe Drunkard's TaleMaster Timothy's BookcaseChapter 2 The Mysteries of LondonSection 1: Volumes 1-2: The Markhams, Self-Managing Women, The Resurrection Man, and Other CriminalsIntroductionMajor Male FiguresMajor Female FiguresMinor Characters, Noble, Troubled, and ViciousCriminals Great and SmallSocio-Political CommentarySection 2 A: Volumes 3-4: Chapters 1-119, 1826-7: Aristocratic Families, Insurgent Women, Contemporary Politics2.A.1 Aristocratic Interactions2.A.2 The Master Criminal2.A.3 Comic Non-Gentry2.A.4 Corrupt Non-Gentry, and Some Decent Relatives2.A.5 Minor Figures, Respectable and CriminalSection 2 B: Volume 4: Chapters 120-209, 1846-7: Modern Gentry, Bourgeoisie, Seductresses, and Criminals. 2.B.1 The Gentry in the Present2.B 2 Modern Seductresses2.B.3 New Aristocratic Dramas2.B.4 Modern Criminals2.B.5 Satirical and Political CommentarySection 3 The Mysteries of London, Series 3 and 43.1 Series 3, Volume 5: Thomas Miller and the Ordinary People of London 3.2 Series 4, volume 6: Edward Blanchard and Aristocratic SentimentalityChapter 3 Mysteries Historicized: The Days of Hogarth and The Mysteries of the Court of LondonSection 1: The Parricide: Revisiting the Past in Fiction Section 2: The Days of Hogarth: Revisiting Past London 2.1 Mystery and History2.2 Hogarth's Four Narrative Sequences2.3 Jem Ruffles the Hero2.4 Other New Characters2.5 Century-Old London2.6 After Reynolds and HogarthSection 3: The Mysteries of the Court of London, volumes 1-2: The Prince Regent and Other Villains3.1 Royalty3.2 Aristocracy3.3 Other Social Figures3.4 Criminals3.5 Social and Political CommentSection 4 The Mysteries of the Court of London, volumes 3-4: Venetia Trelawney Versus the Prince and Other Males4.1 Royalty4.2 Aristocratic Women4.3 Aristocratic Men4.4 Other Characters4.5 Social and Urban CommentSection 5 The Mysteries of the Court of London, volumes 5-6: Aristocrats: Female Villainy and Secondary Males5.1 Introduction5.2 The House of Saxondale5.3 The House of Eagledean5.4 Other Characters5.5 Final Events5.6 Satire and Social ReferenceSection 6 The Mysteries of the Court of London, volumes 7-8: Aristocrats: Disputed Inheritance and Young Love6.1 The Duke and His Problems6.2 Other Characters in the Main Plot6.3 Other Plot Strands6.4 The Murder Mystery Resolved6.5 Social and Political CommentaryChapter 4 Lower-Class Heroines and Heroes of the 1850sThe Seamstress: A Domestic Tale: Distress and TragedyMary Price, or The Memoirs of a Servant-Maid: Her Many ConnectionsJoseph Wilmot, or The Memoirs of a Man-Servant: Masculine Service, Travel, and InheritanceRosa Lambert, or The Memoirs of an Unfortunate Woman: Independence and DangerEllen Percy, or The Memoirs of an Actress: Commitment -- Personal, Professional, and AmicableThe Young Duchess, or The Memoirs of a Woman of Quality: Beyond the World of Ellen PercyThe Soldier's Wife: The Working Class in UniformMay Middleton, or The History of a Fortune: Conventional ApproachesAgnes, or Beauty and Pleasure: Women of All Kinds Chapter 5 Fantasy History, Historical Fiction, International NarrativesSection 1 Fantasy HistoryFaust, A Romance of the Secret Tribunals1.2 Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf, A Romance1.3 The Coral Island, or The Hereditary Curse1.4 The Necromancer, A RomanceSection 2 Historical Fiction2.1 Pope Joan, or The Female Pontiff2.2 Kenneth, A Romance of the Highlands2.3 The Massacre of Glencoe, A Historical Tale2.4 The Rye House Plot, or Ruth the Conspirator's Daughter2.5 Margaret, or The Discarded Queen2.6 Canonbury House, or The Queen's Prophecy2.7 Mary Stuart, Queen of ScotsSection 3 International Narratives3.1 The Bronze Statue, or The Virgin's Kiss3.2 Omar, A Tale of the Crimean War3.3 The Loves of the Harem, A Romance of Constantinople3.4 Leila, or The Star of Mingrelia3.5 The Empress Eugenie's Boudoir3.6 Conclusion
Series Title: Routledge studies in nineteenth-century literature, 45.
Responsibility: Stephen Knight.


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