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Product Description: Beginning with the premise that the portrait was undergoing a shift in both form and function during the Romantic age, Joe Bray examines how these changes are reflected in the fiction of writers such as Maria Edgeworth, Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott, Elizabeth Hamilton and Amelia Opie...read more

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9781409470397 | Routledge, June 29, 2016, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: Beginning with the premise that the portrait was undergoing a shift in both form and function during the Romantic age, Joe Bray examines how these changes are reflected in the fiction of writers such as Maria Edgeworth, Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott, Elizabeth Hamilton and Amelia Opie.

Product Description: The courtship plot dominates accounts of the Victorian novel, but this innovative study turns instead to a narrative phenomenon that upends its familiar conventions: the bigamy plot. In hundreds of novels, plays, and poems published in Victorian Great Britain, husbands or wives thought dead suddenly reappear to their newly remarried spouses...read more

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9781107103160 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 31, 2015, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: The courtship plot dominates accounts of the Victorian novel, but this innovative study turns instead to a narrative phenomenon that upends its familiar conventions: the bigamy plot.

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9781107501348 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 1, 2016, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: The courtship plot dominates accounts of the Victorian novel, but this innovative study turns instead to a narrative phenomenon that upends its familiar conventions: the bigamy plot.

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Product Description: Once a controversial genre of Victorian fiction that produced the major best sellers of its century, the now-forgotten sensation novel was a publishing phenomenon in its time. In a vivid portrait of this subversive and discomfiting popular literature, Winifred Hughes identifies its ingredients, its practitioners, and its implications, and reveals its significance both for the mid-Victorian consciousness and for the writers and readers of today...read more

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9780691642987 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $77.50 | About this edition: Once a controversial genre of Victorian fiction that produced the major best sellers of its century, the now-forgotten sensation novel was a publishing phenomenon in its time.
9780691064413 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 1, 1981, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Once a controversial genre of Victorian fiction that produced the major best sellers of its century, the now-forgotten sensation novel was a publishing phenomenon in its time.

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9780691615578 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $30.95 | About this edition: Once a controversial genre of Victorian fiction that produced the major best sellers of its century, the now-forgotten sensation novel was a publishing phenomenon in its time.

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Product Description: This Companion provides an accessible overview of short fiction by writers from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and other international sites. A collection of international experts examine the development of the short story in a variety of contexts from the early nineteenth century to the present...read more

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9781107084179 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 30, 2016, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: This Companion provides an accessible overview of short fiction by writers from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and other international sites.

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9781107446014 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 30, 2016, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: This Companion provides an accessible overview of short fiction by writers from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and other international sites.

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Product Description: Critical discussions of the Victorian realist novel tend to focus on its vivid representations of everyday life. The Victorian Novel Dreams of the Real proposes that the genre is founded in desire, moving the novels not towards a shared reality but rather toward distinct fantasies: dreams of the real...read more

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9780190269937 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 5, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Critical discussions of the Victorian realist novel tend to focus on its vivid representations of everyday life.

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Product Description: How did the Victorian fixation on the disastrous John Franklin expedition transform our understanding of the Northwest Passage and the Arctic? Today we still tend to see the Arctic and the Northwest Passage through nineteenth-century perspectives, which focused on the discoveries of individual explorers, their illustrated books, visual culture, imperial ambitions, and high-profile disasters...read more

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9781107125544 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 1, 2016, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: How did the Victorian fixation on the disastrous John Franklin expedition transform our understanding of the Northwest Passage and the Arctic?

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Product Description: The smoke-laden fog of London is one of the most vivid elements in English literature, richly suggestive and blurring boundaries between nature and society in compelling ways. In The Sky of Our Manufacture, Jesse Oak Taylor uses the many depictions of the London fog in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century novel to explore the emergence of anthropogenic climate change...read more

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9780813937922 | Univ of Virginia Pr, March 23, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: The smoke-laden fog of London is one of the most vivid elements in English literature, richly suggestive and blurring boundaries between nature and society in compelling ways.

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9780813937939 | Univ of Virginia Pr, March 23, 2016, cover price $29.50 | About this edition: The smoke-laden fog of London is one of the most vivid elements in English literature, richly suggestive and blurring boundaries between nature and society in compelling ways.

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Product Description: “Wright’s thoroughly original analysis focuses not on narratives of illness, but on narratives of health. …Thus reading against the grain, Wright uncovers a hidden history of health and of the novel itself.” —Pamela K. Gilbert, author of Disease, Desire and the Body in Victorian Women’s Popular NovelsIn Reading for Health: Medical Narratives and the Nineteenth-Century Novel, Erika Wright argues that the emphasis in Victorian Studies on disease as the primary source of narrative conflict that must be resolved has obscured the complex reading practices that emerge around the concept of health...read more

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9780821422243 | Ohio Univ Pr, February 19, 2016, cover price $79.95 | About this edition: “Wright’s thoroughly original analysis focuses not on narratives of illness, but on narratives of health.

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Product Description: Redressing a gap in Chartism studies, Rob Breton focuses on the fiction that emerged from the movement, placing it in the context of the Victorian novel and reading it against the works aimed at the middle-class. Breton examines works by well-known writers such as Ernest Jones and Thomas Cooper alongside those of obscure or anonymous writers, rejecting the charge that Chartist fiction fails aesthetically, politically, and culturally...read more

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9781472471239 | Routledge, March 25, 2016, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: Redressing a gap in Chartism studies, Rob Breton focuses on the fiction that emerged from the movement, placing it in the context of the Victorian novel and reading it against the works aimed at the middle-class.

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Product Description: Romance's Rival argues that the central plot of the most important genre of the nineteenth century, the marriage plot novel, means something quite different from what we thought. In Victorian novels, women may marry for erotic desire--but they might, instead, insist on "familiar marriage," marrying trustworthy companions who can offer them socially rich lives and futures of meaningful work...read more

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9780190465094 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 2, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Romance's Rival argues that the central plot of the most important genre of the nineteenth century, the marriage plot novel, means something quite different from what we thought.

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Product Description: Nineteenth-century men of science aligned scientific practice with moral excellence as part of an endeavor to secure cultural authority for their discipline. Anne DeWitt examines how novelists from Elizabeth Gaskell to H. G. Wells responded to this alignment...read more

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9781107036178 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 31, 2013, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Nineteenth-century men of science aligned scientific practice with moral excellence as part of an endeavor to secure cultural authority for their discipline.

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9781316600948 | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 21, 2016, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Nineteenth-century men of science aligned scientific practice with moral excellence as part of an endeavor to secure cultural authority for their discipline.

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Product Description: The short story was a commercial phenomenon which took off in the late nineteenth century and lasted through to the rise of television and film. Baldwin uses a wide variety of sources to show how economic factors helped to dictate how and what a wide variety of authors wrote.

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9781848932289 | Pickering & Chatto Ltd, March 31, 2013, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: The short story was a commercial phenomenon which took off in the late nineteenth century and lasted through to the rise of television and film.

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9781138661707, titled "Art and Commerce in the British Short Story 1880-1950" | Routledge, January 20, 2016, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: The short story was a commercial phenomenon which took off in the late nineteenth century and lasted through to the rise of television and film.

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Product Description: Fashion and celebrity may be twenty-first century obsessions, but they were also key concepts in Regency culture. Both celebrated and condemned for their popularity, silver fork novels were extremely prolific during this period. This study looks at the social and literary impact of this significant genre...read more

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9781848932074 | Pickering & Chatto Ltd, June 30, 2012, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: Fashion and celebrity may be twenty-first century obsessions, but they were also key concepts in Regency culture.

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9781138664548 | Routledge, January 20, 2016, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: Fashion and celebrity may be twenty-first century obsessions, but they were also key concepts in Regency culture.

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Product Description: As seen in fiction, newspaper accounts, and magic shows, the presence of ghosts pervaded the Victorian period. This book examines supernatural encounters in a wide range of Victorian writers including Dickens and Kipling. Cadwallader argues that these fictional spirits reflect how Victorians were adapting to rapid scientific and religious changes...read more

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9781137559920 | Palgrave Macmillan, January 22, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: As seen in fiction, newspaper accounts, and magic shows, the presence of ghosts pervaded the Victorian period.

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Product Description: Examining novels written in nineteenth-century England and throughout most of the West, as well as philosophical essays on the conception of fictional form, Felicia Bonaparte sees the novel in this period not as the continuation of eighteenth-century "realism," as has commonly been assumed, but as a genre unto itself...read more

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9780813937328 | Univ of Virginia Pr, January 11, 2016, cover price $49.50 | About this edition: Examining novels written in nineteenth-century England and throughout most of the West, as well as philosophical essays on the conception of fictional form, Felicia Bonaparte sees the novel in this period not as the continuation of eighteenth-century "realism," as has commonly been assumed, but as a genre unto itself.

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9780534929831, titled "Elementary Statistics Study Guide" | Wadsworth Pub Co, June 1, 1992, cover price $36.95 | also contains Elementary Statistics Study Guide | About this edition: Book by Johnson

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Product Description: Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel rethinks the nineteenth-century aesthetics of agency through the Victorian novel's fascination with states of reverie, trance, and sleep. These states challenge contemporary scientific and philosophical accounts of the perfectibility of the self, which privileged reflective self-awareness...read more

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9780190250041 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 1, 2015, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel rethinks the nineteenth-century aesthetics of agency through the Victorian novel's fascination with states of reverie, trance, and sleep.

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Product Description: The hands of colonized subjects - South Asian craftsmen, Egyptian mummies, harem women, and Congolese children - were at the crux of Victorian discussions of the body that tried to come to terms with the limits of racial identification...read more

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9781107116580 | Cambridge Univ Pr, September 30, 2015, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: The hands of colonized subjects - South Asian craftsmen, Egyptian mummies, harem women, and Congolese children - were at the crux of Victorian discussions of the body that tried to come to terms with the limits of racial identification.

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Product Description: In The Victorian Novel of Adulthood, Rebecca Rainof confronts the conventional deference accorded the bildungsroman as the ultimate plot model and quintessential expression of Victorian nation building. The novel of maturity, she contends, is no less important to our understanding of narrative, Victorian culture, and the possibilities of fiction...read more

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9780821421789 | Ohio Univ Pr, September 9, 2015, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: In The Victorian Novel of Adulthood, Rebecca Rainof confronts the conventional deference accorded the bildungsroman as the ultimate plot model and quintessential expression of Victorian nation building.

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9781611487091, titled "Disputed Titles: Ireland, Scotland, and the Novel of Inheritance, 1798–1832" | Bucknell Univ Pr, October 30, 2015, cover price $90.00

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Product Description: Convinced that the end of the world was at hand, many Romantic women writers assumed the role of the female prophet to sound the alarm before the final curtain fell. Orianne Smith argues that their prophecies were performative acts in which the prophet believed herself to be authorized by God to bring about social or religious transformation through her words...read more

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9781107027060, titled "Romantic Women Writers, Revolution, and Prophecy: Rebellious Daughters, 1786-1826" | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 20, 2013, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: Convinced that the end of the world was at hand, many Romantic women writers assumed the role of the female prophet to sound the alarm before the final curtain fell.

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9781107566736, titled "Romantic Women Writers, Revolution, and Prophecy: Rebellious Daughters 1786-1826" | Cambridge Univ Pr, October 1, 2015, cover price $32.99 | About this edition: Convinced that the end of the world was at hand, many Romantic women writers assumed the role of the female prophet to sound the alarm before the final curtain fell.

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Product Description: Aggressive policy, enthusiastic news coverage and sensational novelistic style combined to create a distinctive image of Britain's Empire in late-Victorian print media. The New Journalism, the New Imperialism and the Fiction of Empire, 1870-1900 traces this phenomenon through the work of editors, special correspondents and authors...read more

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9781137454362, titled "The New Journalism, the New Imperialism and the Fiction of Empire, 1870-1900" | Palgrave Macmillan, August 20, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Aggressive policy, enthusiastic news coverage and sensational novelistic style combined to create a distinctive image of Britain's Empire in late-Victorian print media.

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Product Description: In the early nineteenth century, London publishers dominated the transatlantic book trade. No one felt this more keenly than authors from Ireland, Scotland, and the United States who struggled to establish their own national literary traditions while publishing in the English metropolis...read more

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9780812247343, titled "London and the Making of Provincial Literature: Aesthetics and the Transatlantic Book Trade, 1800-1850" | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, July 31, 2015, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: In the early nineteenth century, London publishers dominated the transatlantic book trade.

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