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The Adulterous Geopolitical Aesthetic

Lauren M. E. Goodlad.

in The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic

January 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 25163 words.

This chapter explores George Eliot’s formal innovations in comparison to a French variation on the naturalistic narrative of capitalist globalization: Flaubert’s landmark novel of adultery, null...

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Afterword

John McCourt.

in Writing the Frontier

April 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 4745 words.

This chapter reiterates that Trollope became a successful Post Office official and writer precisely because he left England, settled in Ireland, and launched his two careers there. It...

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Antipodean American Geography: Washington Irving's “Globular” Narratives

Paul Giles.

in The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century American Literature

January 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (19th Century); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 8211 words.

This article examines the works of Washington Irving within the broad framework of global narratives. It analyzes how geographical variables enter into the writings of Irving and how as an...

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Antislavery Reform

Sandra Harbert Petrulionis.

in The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism

April 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (19th Century); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 5413 words.

Transcendentalism has a very deep history in antislavery activism. As the article goes, Radical abolitionism gained momentum as an organized effort centered in Transcendentalist New England...

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Are “American Novels” Novels? <i>Mardi</i> and the Problem of Boring Books

Jordan Alexander Stein.

in The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century American Literature

January 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (19th Century); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 8089 words.

This article examines the American novel and the problem of boring books. It investigates what would happen if the assumption about the existence of novel as a literary genre were treated...

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The Book Trade, 1770–1832

John Feather.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth-Century Novel

July 2016; p ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (19th Century). 9067 words.

The British book trade evolved into a fully modern industry during this period. Its modernity was signalled by more effective copyright laws, clearer divisions of labour and responsibility,...

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Cholera, Kipling, and Tropical India

Pablo Mukherjee.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism

August 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literary Studies (19th Century). 8723 words.

This article investigates how a particular vision of a diseased tropical environment grew out of the dynamics of British imperialism in the Indian subcontinent and how this vision was...

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Coda: The Way We Historicize Now

Lauren M. E. Goodlad.

in The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic

January 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 13671 words.

The Coda reflects on new critical trends that have emerged during the course of this book’s production. Influential examples include Best and Marcus’s special issue on “surface reading,”...

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Concord

Ronald A. Bosco.

in The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism

April 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (19th Century); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 8957 words.

While much of the exchange between the Transcendentalists occurred in Boston, without a doubt the heart of the movement was in the nearby small town of Conocrd. Concord was the birthplace...

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Countering Rebellion

John McCourt.

in Writing the Frontier

April 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 19319 words.

This chapter traces Trollope’s ever-darkening vision of Ireland. With the rise of rural unrest and the strengthening of the claims for Home Rule, in An Eye for An Eye, Trollope writes an...

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