Garrett Stewart

in Novel Violence

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780226774589
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226774602 | DOI:

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This chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about violence in the language of Victorian novels. It analyzes the works of several notable Victorian writers including Charles Dickens, Anne Brontë, George Eliot and Thomas Hardy using narratography. It explains that narratography is the apprehension of mediated narrative increments as traced out in prose or image by the analytic act of reading. This chapter argues that novel violence violates not the literary community but the linguistic norm through their calculated deviance.

Keywords: violence; Victorian novels; narratography; linguistic norm; Charles Dickens; Anne Brontë; George Eliot; Thomas Hardy; novel violence

Chapter.  7228 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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