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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date May 1, 1984
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521255684
ISBN-10 0521255686
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $69.95
Other format details university press
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Originally published in 1984, this book argues that there is an inherited suspicion from the nineteenth-century that the historical novel after Scott is essentially a 'costume' affair, a dashing tale of times of old, suited only to minor talents and undiscerning readers. Though Scott inaugurated the period of the novel's greatest accomplishments, the specific tradition he founded seems to peter out into relative sterility. This book challenges such a view, and in doing so, offers a major reappraisal of the mainstream Victorian novel. Peter Smith argues that Scott's abiding concern was with the nature of historical change, not in remote but in modern times, and that a similar concern is equally fundamental to Dickens, Flaubert, Henry James and Conrad. In a series of readings of Little Dorrit, L'education sentimentale, Bouvard et Pecuchet, The Princess Casamassima, The Ambassadors and Nostromo, he offers a fresh interpretation not only of these works but of their authors' careers as a whole showing how each of them accommodated personal perceptions and stories of private life to an examination of public values and political upheavals.

Editions
This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Hardcover
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With Sarah Graves | from Cambridge Univ Pr (May 1, 1984)
9780521255684 | details & prices | List price $69.95
This edition also contains The Girls She Left Behind
About: Originally published in 1984, this book argues that there is an inherited suspicion from the nineteenth-century that the historical novel after Scott is essentially a 'costume' affair, a dashing tale of times of old, suited only to minor talents and undiscerning readers.
Paperback
1 reissue edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (February 4, 2010); titled "Public and Private Value: Studies in the Nineteenth-Century Novel"
9780521128759 | details & prices | 244 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $44.99
Editions for the work The Girls She Left Behind
Hardcover
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from Bantam Dell Pub Group (January 12, 2016)
9780553390438 | details & prices | 238 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Sure to thrill readers of Jenny Milchman, Linda Castillo, and Lisa Gardner, The Girls She Left Behind marks the return of ex–Boston homicide detective Lizzie Snow, the new sheriff’s deputy in Maine’s Great North Woods.
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With Peter Smith | from Cambridge Univ Pr (May 1, 1984); titled "Public and Private Value: Studies in the Nineteenth Century Novel"
9780521255684 | details & prices | List price $69.95
This edition also contains Public and Private Value: Studies in the Nineteenth Century Novel
About: Originally published in 1984, this book argues that there is an inherited suspicion from the nineteenth-century that the historical novel after Scott is essentially a 'costume' affair, a dashing tale of times of old, suited only to minor talents and undiscerning readers.
Paperback
from Bantam Books (August 30, 2016)
9780553390452 | details & prices | 368 pages | 4.19 × 6.88 × 0.91 in. | List price $7.99
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781682628096 Book cover for 9781682628133
 
With Kirsten Potter (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Dreamscape Media Llc (January 5, 2016)
9781682628096 | details & prices | 5.75 × 6.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.44 lbs | List price $59.99
About: A teenage girl with a history of running away has dropped out of sight again.
With Kirsten Potter (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Dreamscape Media Llc (January 5, 2016)
9781682628133 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $29.99
About: A teenage girl with a history of running away has dropped out of sight again.
Library
Book cover for 9781628998603
 
Large print edition from Center Point Pub (February 1, 2016)
9781628998603 | details & prices | 399 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $35.95
About: For Lizzie Snow, the ice and snow of her first punishing North Woods winter are dreadful enough.

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