Reading the Nineteenth-century Novel: Austen to Eliot

  • Publish Date: 2008-01-22
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Alison Case;Harry E. Shaw
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This text offers students and teachers a close analysis of nineteenth-century novels by ten major authors: Austen, Eliot, Scott, Thackeray, Gaskell, Dickens, Trollope, Braddon, and the Bront sisters.


  • Examines a wide range of nineteenth-century novels - Persuasion, Middlemarch, The Heart of Midlothian, Vanity Fair, Mary Barton, Bleak House, The Warden, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre
  • Explores significant theoretical approaches such as Foucauldian, Postcolonial, Bakhtinian, and feminist criticism
  • Employs an appreciative model of criticism, sparking a renewed interest in engaging with Victorian aesthetics on its own terms
  • Offers an overview of the social, economic, and political change that influenced the fiction of the time


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