Worlds Enough

Written By Elaine Freedgood
Worlds Enough
  • Publsiher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 11 January 2022
  • ISBN : 0691227810
  • Pages : 184 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Worlds Enough written by Elaine Freedgood which was release on 11 January 2022, this book published by Princeton University Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: A short, provocative book that challenges basic assumptions about Victorian fiction Now praised for its realism and formal coherence, the Victorian novel was not always great, or even good, in the eyes of its critics. As Elaine Freedgood reveals in Worlds Enough, it was only in the late 1970s that literary critics constructed a prestigious version of British realism, erasing more than a century of controversy about the value of Victorian fiction. Examining criticism of Victorian novels since the 1850s, Freedgood demonstrates that while they were praised for their ability to bring certain social truths to fictional life, these novels were also criticized for their formal failures and compared unfavorably to their French and German counterparts. She analyzes the characteristics of realism—denotation, omniscience, paratext, reference, and ontology—and the politics inherent in them, arguing that if critics displaced the nineteenth-century realist novel as the standard by which others are judged, literary history might be richer. It would allow peripheral literatures and the neglected wisdom of their critics to come fully into view. She concludes by questioning the aesthetic racism built into prevailing ideas about the centrality of realism in the novel, and how those ideas have affected debates about world literature. By re-examining the critical reception of the Victorian novel, Worlds Enough suggests how we can rethink our practices and perceptions about books we think we know.

Worlds Enough

Worlds Enough
  • Author : Elaine Freedgood
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-11
  • Total pages : 184
  • ISBN : 0691227810
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Summary : A short, provocative book that challenges basic assumptions about Victorian fiction Now praised for its realism and formal coherence, the Victorian novel was not always great, or even good, in the eyes of its critics. As Elaine Freedgood reveals in Worlds Enough, it was only in the late 1970s that ...

The Literary World

The Literary World
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1894
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0691227810
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Empire of Enchantment

Empire of Enchantment
  • Author : John Zubrzycki
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-01
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0691227810
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Summary : India's association with magicians goes back thousands of years. Conjurors and illusionists dazzled the courts of Hindu maharajas and Mughal emperors. As British dominion spread over the subcontinent, such wonder-workers became synonymous with India. Western magicians appropriated Indian attire, tricks and stage names; switching their turbans for top hats, Indian ...

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Public Opinion
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1893
  • Total pages : 742
  • ISBN : 0691227810
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Rule of Darkness

Rule of Darkness
  • Author : Patrick Brantlinger
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-15
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0691227810
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Summary : A major contribution to the cultural and literary history of the Victorian age, Rule of Darkness maps the complex relationship between Victorian literary forms, genres, and theories and imperialist, racist ideology. Critics and cultural historians have usually regarded the Empire as being of marginal importance to early and mid-Victorian writers. ...

Terrorism Insurgency and Indian English Literature 1830 1947

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  • Author : Alex Tickell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Total pages : 297
  • ISBN : 0691227810
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Summary : In this ground-breaking interdisciplinary study of terrorism, insurgency and the literature of colonial India, Alex Tickell re-envisages the political aesthetics of empire. Organized around key crisis moments in the history of British colonial rule such as the ‘Black Hole’ of Calcutta, the anti-thug campaigns of the 1830s, the 1857 Rebellion, anti-colonial ...

Delphi Complete Works of G A Henty Illustrated

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  • Author : George Alfred Henty
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Release Date : 2014-06-01
  • Total pages : 18254
  • ISBN : 0691227810
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Summary : G. A. Henty’s historical adventure stories have won the admiration of readers across the world, helping to change the course of children’s literature. For the first time in publishing history, Delphi Classics is proud to present the complete works of G. A. Henty, with numerous illustrations, many rare ...

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A Complete Identity
  • Author : R E Johnson
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Release Date : 2014-11-27
  • Total pages : 254
  • ISBN : 0691227810
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Summary : 'A Complete Identity' is an examination of the hero figure in the works of G.A. Henty (1832-1902) and George MacDonald (1824-1905) and a reassessment of oppositional critiques of their writing. It demonstrates the complementary characteristics of the hero figure, which construct a complete identity commensurate with the Victorian ideal ...

The General

The General
  • Author : Richard J. Sutcliffe
  • Publisher : Writers Exchange E-Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-03-12
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0691227810
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Summary : In 1987, Tadgh O'Kelly's graduates as Kilkarney's top cadet in his career as an army forensic investigator. As the years go by, he gradually knits the threads of evidence from numerous kidnappings of women and children into a noose. But finding the guilty neck to tie it around will require all ...

The Exile

The Exile
  • Author : Richard J. Sutcliffe
  • Publisher : Writers Exchange E-Publishing
  • Release Date : 2003-07-17
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0691227810
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Summary : Mara Meathe, mysterious survivor of the battle of Glenmorgan as an infant, struggles with her own identity as she climbs the military ranks of Tara on her way to a confrontation with Donal XII, the former Sean Reilly. Meanwhile, Angus and Day McAllister, exiled to our earth in one of ...

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The Male Empire Under the Female Gaze
  • Author : Susmita Mittapalli,Rajeshwar Mittapalli
  • Publisher : Cambria Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 321
  • ISBN : 0691227810
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Summary : Download or read online The Male Empire Under the Female Gaze written by Susmita Mittapalli,Rajeshwar Mittapalli, published by Cambria Press which was released on 2013. Get The Male Empire Under the Female Gaze Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The New Nineteenth Century

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  • Author : Barbara Leah Harman,Susan Meyer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-11-12
  • Total pages : 323
  • ISBN : 0691227810
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Summary : This book includes essays on writers from the 1840s to the 1890s, well known writers such as Anne Bronte, Wilkie Collins and Bram Stoker, lesser known writers such as Geraldine Jewsbury, Charles Reade, Margaret Oliphant, George Moore, Sarah Grand and Mary Ward. The contributors explore important thematic concerns: the relation ...

Empire and the Animal Body

Empire and the Animal Body
  • Author : John Miller
  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-15
  • Total pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0691227810
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Summary : ‘Empire and the Animal Body: Violence, Identity and Ecology in Victorian Adventure Fiction’ develops recent work in animal studies, eco-criticism and postcolonial studies to reassess the significance of exotic animals in Victorian adventure literature. Depictions of violence against animals were integral to the ideology of adventure literature in the late ...

The Speaker

The Speaker
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1893
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0691227810
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The Historical Action Adventure Cycle Illustrated Collection

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  • Author : G. A. Henty
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2020-12-17
  • Total pages : 21417
  • ISBN : 0691227810
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Summary : Musaicum Books presents to you this unique historical collection with action adventure tales from all over the world. This carefully crafted and meticulously edited collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Out on the Pampas The Young Franc-Tireurs The Young Buglers The Cornet ...