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The sensation novel and the Victorian family magazine /
Deborah Wynne.
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Houndsmill, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
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x, 202 p. : ill.
ISBN
0333776666 (cloth)
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imprint
Houndsmill, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
isbn
0333776666 (cloth)
catalogue key
4574602
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2002-02-01:
Wynne (Keele Univ., UK) outlines the sensation-novel formula, discusses the process of serialization, and examines Victorian family magazines and their readers. She then dissects the context of seven sensation novels published serially in magazines, showing how editors sometimes amplified themes in the novels by surrounding the installments with articles and stories about crime, insanity, and violence. Analyzed in detail--and in light of the materials surrounding them in the magazines--are Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White, No Name, and Armadale; Mrs. Henry Wood's East Lynne; Charles Dickens's Great Expectations; M.E. Braddon's Eleanor's Victory; and Charles Reade's Very Hard Cash. Included also is a succinct overview of the four magazines in which the novels were published: All the Year Round, Once a Week, The Cornhill Magazine, and The New Monthly Magazine. A useful bibliography and 16 illustrations from the magazines add to this valuable book, which offers significant new insights into the sensation novel and the process of serial publication. Of interest to students of Victorian literature at the upper-division undergraduate level and above. J. D. Vann University of North Texas
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...offers significant new insights into the sensation novel and the process of serial publication. Choice
...offers significant new insights into the sensation novel and the process of serial publication.Choice
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Victorian sensation novels, with their compulsive plots of crime, transgression and mystery, were bestsellers. Deborah Wynne analyzes the fascinating relationships between sensation novels and the magazines in which they were serialized. Drawing upon the work of Wilkie Collins, Mary Braddon, Charles Dickens, Ellen Wood, and Charles Reade, and such popular family journals as All The Year Round, The Cornhill, and Once a Week, Wynne highlights how novels and magazines worked together to engage in the major cultural and social debates of the period.
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Victorian sensation novels, with their compulsive plots of crime, transgression and mystery, were bestsellers. Deborah Wynne analyzes the fascinating relationships between sensation novels and the magazines in which they were serialized. Drawing upon the work of Wilkie Collins, Mary Braddon, Charles Dickens, Ellen Wood, and Charles Reade, and such popular family journals as All The Year Round, The Cornhill , and Once a Week , Wynne highlights how novels and magazines worked together to engage in the major cultural and social debates of the period.
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Victorian sensation novels, with their compulsive plots of crime, transgression and mystery, were bestsellers. Deborah Wynne analyzes the fascinating relationships between sensation novels and the magazines in which they were serialized. Drawing upon the work of Wilkie Collins, Mary Braddon, Charles Dickens, Ellen Wood, and Charles Reade, and such popular family journals as "All The Year Round, The Cornhill, and "Once a Week, Wynne highlights how novels and magazines worked together to engage in the major cultural and social debates of the period.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Tantalizing Portions: Serialized Sensation Novels and Family Magazines
The Woman in White in All The Year Round
East Lynne in the New Monthly Magazine
Great Expectations in All The Year Round Illustrations
No Name in All The Year Round
Eleanor's Victory in Once a Week
Very Hard Cash in All The Year Round
Armadale in The Cornhill Magazine Conclusion; Victorian Novels and the Periodical Press
Appendix
Bibliography
Endnotes
Index
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