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The Victorian social-problem novel : the market, the individual and communal life

Author: Josephine M Guy
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The critical history of Victorian social-problem novels maps many of the changes in the theory and practice of literary history in the second half of the twentieth century. Josephine M. Guy's account of various critical responses to these enduringly popular works examines a range of approaches, particularly those of historicist, new-historicist and Marxist critics. Her own critical account of the sub-genre is built  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josephine M Guy
ISBN: 0333628438 9780333628430 0333628446 9780333628447
OCLC Number: 35908859
Description: x, 238 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. Literature, History, Value --
1. Evaluating the Social-Problem Novel --
2. Social-Problem Novel and Literary History --
Pt. 2. Social-Problem Novel --
3. Society, the Social and the Individual --
4. Morality, Economics and the Market --
5. individual versus the Community.
Responsibility: Josephine M. Guy.

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This text describes various accounts of the Victorian social-problem novel, examining their strengths and limitations in the light of the historiographical assumptions which underlie them.  Read more...

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