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The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

John Kucich and Jenny Bourne Taylor


The Oxford History of the Novel in English is a 12-volume series presenting a history of English-language prose fiction. The series is concerned with novels as a whole, not just the ‘literary’ novel, and each volume includes chapters on the processes of production, distribution, and reception, and on popular fiction and the fictional sub-genres, as well as outlining the work of major novelists, movements, traditions, and tendencies. This volume charts one of the most significant and exciting periods in the history of the genre: the nineteenth century. Beginning with the decade in which Scott's ... More

Keywords: prose fiction, novels, popular fiction, nineteenth century, three-volume novel, Victorian fiction, British national culture, narrative models, place, nation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199560615
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Kucich, editor
Professor of English, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Jenny Bourne Taylor, editor
Professor of English, University of Sussex

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Part I Novelists, Readers, and the Fiction Industry

1 The Publishing Industry

Joanne Shattock

Part II Varieties and Genres

4 The Historical Novel

Richard Maxwell

7 The Silver Fork Novel

Dianne F. Sadoff

8 The Newgate Novel

Heather Worthington

9 The Sensation Novel

Nancy Armstrong

10 Children’s Fiction

Claudia Nelson

11 The Domestic Novel

Susan Fraiman

Part III Major Authors in Context

12 Charles Dickens

Lyn Pykett

Part IV Narrative Structures and Strategies

15 Short Fiction and the Novel

Jenny Bourne Taylor

16 Multiple Narrators and Multiple Plots

Jenny Bourne Taylor and John Kucich

20 Aesthetic Theories

Lucy Hartley

Part V The Nation and its Boundaries

22 Place, Region, and Migration

Josephine McDonagh

23 The Novel and Empire

Elaine Freedgood

Part VI Contemporary Contexts

26 Radicalism and Reform

Ella Dzelzainis

27 Parliament and the State

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

28 Science and the Novel

Cannon Schmitt