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The Victorian Novel and the Space of Art: Fictional Form on Display (Hardback)

Dehn Gilmore

Edité par CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2014
ISBN 10: 1107044227 / ISBN 13: 9781107044227
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Titre : The Victorian Novel and the Space of Art: ...

Éditeur : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. This interdisciplinary study argues for the vital importance of visual culture as a force shaping the Victorian novel s formal development and reading history. It shows how authors like Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thackeray, Wilkie Collins and Thomas Hardy borrowed language and conceptual formations from art world spaces - the art market, the museum, the large-scale exhibition, and art critical discourse - not only when they chose certain subjects or refined certain aspects of realism, but also when they tried to adapt various genres of the novel for a new and newly vociferous mass audience. Quandaries specific to new forms of public display affected authors sense of their relationship with their own public. Debates about how best to appreciate a new mass of visual information impacted authors sense of how people read, and consequently the development of particular novel forms like the multi-plot novel, the historical novel, the sensation novel, and fin-de-siecle fiction. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9781107044227

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Synopsis : This interdisciplinary study argues for the vital importance of visual culture as a force shaping the Victorian novel's formal development and reading history. It shows how authors like Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thackeray, Wilkie Collins and Thomas Hardy borrowed language and conceptual formations from art world spaces - the art market, the museum, the large-scale exhibition, and art critical discourse - not only when they chose certain subjects or refined certain aspects of realism, but also when they tried to adapt various genres of the novel for a new and newly vociferous mass audience. Quandaries specific to new forms of public display affected authors' sense of their relationship with their own public. Debates about how best to appreciate a new mass of visual information impacted authors' sense of how people read, and consequently the development of particular novel forms like the multi-plot novel, the historical novel, the sensation novel, and fin-de-siècle fiction.

Description du livre: An innovative and interdisciplinary study of the Victorian novel's relationship to visual art, showing how major authors including Dickens, Thackeray, Collins and Hardy borrowed from debates about museums, exhibitions, and the art market, as they tried to reach a new readership with new kinds of novels.

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