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Virginia Woolf’s Good Housekeeping Essays

Virginia Woolf’s Good Housekeeping Essays

1st Edition

Christine Reynier
July 04, 2018

In the mid-twentieth century, Virginia Woolf published ‘Six Articles on London Life’ in Good Housekeeping magazine, a popular magazine where fashion, cookery and house decoration is largely featured. This first book-length study of what Woolf calls ‘little articles’ proposes to reassess the...

Railway Reading and Late-Victorian Literary Series

Railway Reading and Late-Victorian Literary Series

1st Edition

Paul Raphael Rooney
April 30, 2018

The railway was one of the principal Victorian spaces of reading. This book spotlights one of the leading audience demographics in this late-Victorian market: the newly empowered readers of the expanding middle class. The transactions in which late-Victorian readers acquired the books read whilst...

Rethinking G.K. Chesterton and Literary Modernism: Parody, Performance, and Popular Culture

Rethinking G.K. Chesterton and Literary Modernism: Parody, Performance, and Popular Culture

1st Edition

Michael Shallcross
November 30, 2017

This book comprehensively rethinks the relationship between G.K. Chesterton and a range of key literary modernists. When Chesterton and modernism have previously been considered in relation to one another, the dynamic has typically been conceived as one of mutual hostility, grounded in Chesterton’s...

Modernism, Middlebrow and the Literary Canon: The Modern Library Series, 1917–1955

Modernism, Middlebrow and the Literary Canon: The Modern Library Series, 1917–1955

1st Edition

Lise Jaillant
March 10, 2017

In the 1920s and 1930s the Modern Library series brought out cheap editions of modernist works. Books by writers including H G Wells, Virginia Woolf and James Joyce, were published and marketed alongside detective fiction and other books that we would now class as ‘middlebrow’. Jaillant provides a...

Reconnecting Aestheticism and Modernism: Continuities, Revisions, Speculations

Reconnecting Aestheticism and Modernism: Continuities, Revisions, Speculations

1st Edition

Bénédicte Coste, Catherine Delyfer, Christine Reynier
October 14, 2016

Charting the period that extends from the 1860s to the 1940s, this volume offers fresh perspectives on Aestheticism and Modernism. By acknowledging that both movements had a passion for the ‘new’, it goes beyond the alleged divide between Modernism and its predecessors. Rather than reading the...

John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity

John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity

1st Edition

Kate Macdonald, Nathan Waddell
January 21, 2016

Considered a quintessentially 'popular' author, John Buchan was a writer of fiction, journalism, philosophy and Scottish history. By examining his engagement with empire, psychoanalysis and propaganda, the contributors to this volume place Buchan at the centre of the debate between popular culture...

The Business of the Novel: Economics, Aesthetics and the Case of Middlemarch

The Business of the Novel: Economics, Aesthetics and the Case of Middlemarch

1st Edition

Simon R Frost
January 21, 2016

This study shows how aesthetics and economics have been combined in a great work of literature. Frost examines the history of Middlemarch’s composition and publication within the context of Victorian demand, then goes on to consider the interpretation, reception and consumption of the book....

Comedy and the Feminine Middlebrow Novel: Elizabeth von Arnim and Elizabeth Taylor

Comedy and the Feminine Middlebrow Novel: Elizabeth von Arnim and Elizabeth Taylor

1st Edition

Erica Brown
January 21, 2016

Elizabeth von Arnim and Elizabeth Taylor wrote witty and entertaining novels about the domestic lives of middle-class women. Widely read and enjoyed, their work was often dismissed as middlebrow. Brown argues their skilful use of comedy and irony provided the receptive reader with subversive...

Women's University Fiction, 1880–1945

Women's University Fiction, 1880–1945

1st Edition

Anna Bogen
January 21, 2016

The rise of the middle classes brought a sharp increase in the number of young men and women able to attend university. Developing in the wake of this increase, the university novel often centred on male undergraduates at either Oxford or Cambridge. Bogen argues that an analysis of the lesser known...

Fashioning the Silver Fork Novel

Fashioning the Silver Fork Novel

1st Edition

Cheryl A Wilson
January 21, 2016

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...

The Gothic Novel and the Stage: Romantic Appropriations

The Gothic Novel and the Stage: Romantic Appropriations

1st Edition

Francesca Saggini
May 01, 2015

In this ground-breaking study Francesca Saggini explores the relationship between the late eighteenth-century novel and the theatre, arguing that the implicit theatricality of the Gothic novel made it an obvious source from which dramatists could take ideas. Similarly, elements of the theatre...

Aestheticism and the Marriage Market in Victorian Popular Fiction: The Art of Female Beauty

Aestheticism and the Marriage Market in Victorian Popular Fiction: The Art of Female Beauty

1st Edition

Kirby-Jane Hallum
April 01, 2015

Based on close readings of five Victorian novels, Hallum presents an original study of the interaction between popular fiction, the marriage market and the aesthetic movement. She uses the texts to trace the development of aestheticism, examining the differences between the authors, including their...

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