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The Victorian social-problem novel

the market, the individual, and communal life

by Josephine M. Guy

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.,
    • Social problems in literature.,
    • Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Literature and history -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Didactic fiction, English -- History and criticism.,
    • Community life in literature.,
    • Individualism in literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-232) and index.

      StatementJosephine M. Guy.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR878.S62 G89 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 238 p. ;
      Number of Pages238
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL974692M
      ISBN 100312161395
      LC Control Number96011680
      OCLC/WorldCa34321196

        She argues that ‘nineteenth-century social-problem novels are largely responsible for the idea that it matters how I feel about poverty, whether or not I do anything more than care about it’ (p. 1). In Betensky's book the type of compassion prompted by the Victorian novel is understood as a self-comforting emotional gesture, standing in the Author: Kirsty Martin.


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This book describes various accounts of the Victorian social-problem novel, examining their strengths and limitations in the light of the historiographical assumptions which underlie them.

An alternative historical account is offered, which focuses on the novels' intellectual milieu - specifically on mid-Victorian concepts of 'the social' and Cited by: This book describes various accounts of the Victorian social-problem novel, examining their strengths and limitations in the light of the historiographical assumptions which underlie them.

An alternative historical account is offered, which focuses on the novels' intellectual milieu - specifically on mid-Victorian concepts of 'the social' and. By most accounts, the social problem novel of the s, s, and early s loses impetus when the Chartist moment passes, but the long process of enfranchisement initiated by the first Reform Bill and the Chartist agitation continues through the s, and late Victorian novels such as Hardy's and Gissing's still grapple with social.

Exploring the interplay between canonical social problem novels and the journalism and fiction appearing in the periodical press associated with working-class protest movements, Gregory Vargo challenges long-held assumptions about the cultural separation between the Author: Gregory Vargo.

Social problem novel, also called problem novel or social novel, work of fiction in which a prevailing social problem, such as gender, race, or class prejudice, is dramatized through its effect on the characters of a novel. The type emerged in Great Britain and the United States in the midth century.

An early example is Elizabeth Gaskell’s Ruth (), which portrays a humane alternative. Buy The Victorian Social-Problem Novel: The Market, the Individual and Communal Life by Guy, Josephine M.

(ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(2). The social novel, also known as the social problem (or social protest) novel, is a "work of fiction in which a prevailing social problem, such as gender, race, or class prejudice, is dramatized through its effect on the characters of a novel".

More specific examples of social problems that are addressed in such works, include poverty, conditions in factories and mines, the plight of child. A phrase used to describe mid‐19th‐cent. fiction which examined specific abuses and hardships which affected the working classes.

These included many of the topics which were simultaneously being exposed by non‐fictional writers on social issues. Largely written from a middle‐class perspective, it sometimes sought to stimulate legislation, and on other occasions (as in E.

Gaskell's. The Victorian Social-Problem Novel: The Market, the Individual, and Communal Life. London: Macmillan, Harsh, Constance D. Subversive Heroines. Feminist Resolutions of Social Crisis in the Condition-of-England Novel. University of Michigan Press, Himmelfarb, Gertrude. The Idea of Poverty.

England in the Early Industrial Age. London. : The Victorian Social-Problem Novel: The Market, the Individual and Communal Life () by Guy, Josephine M. and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices.4/5(2).

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This chapter contains section titled: Historicism and the Social‐problem Novel. Extract from Raymond Williams, The English Novel (London: Chatto and Windus, ), 9– Extract from Mary Poovey, Making a Social Body: British Cultural Formation, – (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ), –4, – Extract from Josephine Guy, The Victorian Social‐problem Novel.

Victorian novels remain enormously popular today: some continue to be made into films, while authors such as Charles Dickens and George Eliot are firmly established in the canon and taught at all levels. These works have also attracted a great deal of critical attention, with much current scholarship examining the novel in relation to its historical, political, and cultural contexts.4/5(1).

The modern student of Victorian literature is thus confronted by a paradox: on the one hand there is a considerable body of critical work devoted to the social-problem novels; but on the other, most of the judgements about them appear to be : Josephine M.

Guy. Introduction. When Charles Dickens published Pickwick Papers in multiple installments consisting of just a few chapters and released incrementally over a period of twenty months (from April to November ), the dominant publishing format for the Victorian era—serialization—came into its own.

This watershed moment inaugurated a paradigm shift that changed the literary landscape. Law and the Victorian Novel by Elizabeth F. Judge. Intoxication and the Victorian Novel by Kathleen McCormack.

Victorian Genres. Ghost and Hauntings in the Victorian Novel by Lucie J. Armitt. The Victorian Gothic by Peter Kitson.

Victorian Detective Fiction by Lillian Nayder. The Victorian Social Problem Novel by James G. NelsonPages: Description: For more than half a century, Victorian Studies has been devoted to the study of British culture of the Victorian age.

It regularly includes interdisciplinary articles on comparative literature, social and political history, and the histories of education, philosophy, fine arts, economics, law, and science, as well as review essays and an extensive book review section. Get this from a library.

The Victorian social-problem novel: the market, the individual, and communal life. [Josephine M Guy] -- The critical history of Victorian social-problem novels maps many of the changes in the theory and practice of literary history in the second half of.

THE VICTORIAN AGE. Historical background. England was moving steadily in the direction of becoming Europe´s most stable and prosperous country. The industrial revolution, the railway age, steam engines were being used in mines, factories and ships.

Small towns were beginning to swell into smoky centres of mnaufacturing industry. The Future of Social-Problem Fiction Criticism. Further Reading. Language and Form Outline of the Chapter. Language and The Victorian Novel. General Linguistic Studies of the Novel.

Language of Individual Victorian Novelists. Chapman's Forms of Speech (). Relation of Arguments to Thinking about Realism. Other Documentary Work on. Print book: English: 1.

publView all editions and formats Summary: This text describes various accounts of the Victorian social-problem novel, examining their strengths and limitations in the light of the historiographical assumptions which underlie them. The critical history of Victorian social-problem novels maps many of the changes in the theory and practice of literary history in the second half of the twentieth century.

Josephine M. Guy's account of various critical responses to these enduringly popular works examines a range of approaches, particulary those of historicist, new-historicist and Marxist critics. Her own critical account of.

Earlyst-century entry in a substantial body of scholarship on the Victorian “industrial” or “social-problem” novel, admirably annotated in the Oxford Bibliographies in Victorian Literature article “Social-Problem Novel” by Bethan Carney.

The text argues for the category of the “labor novel,” of fictions interested in the. Her current project investigates the intersections between the Victorian Bildungsroman and the social problem novel. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in Jacqueline George, assistant professor of English at SUNY New Paltz, has written about the history of reading, Romantic subjectivity, and relationships.

The Victorian Era • Placed high value on honor, duty, moral seriousness, and sexual propriety. • Still have brutal factory conditions, low wages, and crowded cities, but the s mark the beginning of political and social reform acts.

• Shift from agrarian society to industrial society creates a. Professor John Mullan reflects on their essential role in developing the novel’s meaning and structure. Read more Here Professor John Sutherland examines the depiction of these schools in Dickens’s ‘social problem novel’, Nicholas character and the imperial drama of India to create the first Victorian detective novel.

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The Victorian social-problem novel: the market, the individual and communal life. Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. Type Book Author(s) Guy, Josephine M. Date Publisher Macmillan Pub place Basingstoke ISBN, Preview. especially during the Victorian Era when novel reading was a popular activity, particularly among the middle class.

This sub-genre of the Victorian Novel is also known as the “social-problem novel” or “the Condition of England novel”, which deals with problems of. Victorian novel as conventionally identified was in fact read by a small minority of the Victorian public: as Gertrude Himmelfarb has noted (, p.

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6 Author(s) Boris Ford Date. Gregory Vargo’s An Underground History of Early Victorian Fiction is a lively and lucid study of the contributions Chartists’ writings made to Victorian social and political thought as well as to mainstream Victorian novels.

Its purpose is to set the record straight about the genesis and development of the “Condition of England” debate in both fictional and nonfictional texts. The English novel is an important part of English article mainly concerns novels, written in English, by novelists who were born or have spent a significant part of their lives in England, or Scotland, or Wales, or Northern Ireland (or Ireland before ).

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Vargo’s book makes two interventions that build on and extend important devel-opments in recent criticism on Chartist writing. First, rather than measuring Chartist. "From the bottom up": Chartist Fiction Revisits the Victorian Social Problem Novel - CAROLYN BETENSKY Reviews.

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