The Resource An underground history of early Victorian fiction : Chartism, radical print culture and the social problem novel, Gregory Vargo, New York University

An underground history of early Victorian fiction : Chartism, radical print culture and the social problem novel, Gregory Vargo, New York University

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An underground history of early Victorian fiction : Chartism, radical print culture and the social problem novel
Title
An underground history of early Victorian fiction
Title remainder
Chartism, radical print culture and the social problem novel
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Gregory Vargo, New York University
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Language
eng
Summary
"How does the literature and culture of early Victorian Britain look different if viewed from below? Exploring the interplay between canonical social problem novels and the journalism and fiction appearing in the periodical press associated with working-class protest movements, Gregory Vargo challenges long-held assumptions about the cultural separation between the 'two nations' of rich and poor in the Victorian era. The flourishing radical press was home to daring literary experiments that embraced themes including empire and economic inequality, helping to shape mainstream literature. Reconstructing social and institutional networks that connected middle-class writers to the world of working-class politics, this book reveals for the first time acknowledged and unacknowledged debts to the radical canon in the work of such authors as Charles Dickens, Thomas Carlyle, Harriet Martineau and Elizabeth Gaskell. What emerges is a new vision of Victorian social life, in which fierce debates and surprising exchanges spanned the class divide. Sheds new light on the connections between mainstream Victorian writers and working-class literature and politics; Shows the influence on mainstream Victorian literature of the journalism and fiction which appeared in the working-class periodical press; Highlights how print culture and radical studies are engaged in broader literary and historical scholarly debates"--The publisher
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Vargo, Greg
Dewey number
823/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.S62
LC item number
V37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
v. 110
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Social problems in literature
  • Working class in literature
  • Chartism in literature
  • Chartism in literature
  • English fiction
  • Social problems in literature
  • Working class in literature
  • Chartismus
  • Englisch
  • Journalismus
  • Literatur
  • Soziale Probleme
  • Großbritannien
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An underground history of early Victorian fiction : Chartism, radical print culture and the social problem novel, Gregory Vargo, New York University
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: can a social problem speak? -- Social inheritance in the new poor law debate: William Cobbett, Harriet Martineau, and the Royal Commission of Inquiry -- Books of (social) murder: melodrama and the slow violence of the market in anti-new poor law satire, fiction, and journalism -- A life in fragments: Thomas Cooper's Chartist Bildungsroman -- Questions from workers who read: education and self-formation in Chartist print culture and Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton -- Revenge in the age of insurance: villainy in theatrical melodrama and Ernest Jones's fiction -- "Outworks of the citadel of corruption": the Chartist press reports the empire -- Two nations revisited: the refugee question in the people's paper, household words and Charles Dickens's A tale of two cities
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 278 pages
Isbn
9781107197855
Lccn
2017030747
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Note
William & Grace Haney Memorial Collection.
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)992784813
  • (OCoLC)ocn992784813
Label
An underground history of early Victorian fiction : Chartism, radical print culture and the social problem novel, Gregory Vargo, New York University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: can a social problem speak? -- Social inheritance in the new poor law debate: William Cobbett, Harriet Martineau, and the Royal Commission of Inquiry -- Books of (social) murder: melodrama and the slow violence of the market in anti-new poor law satire, fiction, and journalism -- A life in fragments: Thomas Cooper's Chartist Bildungsroman -- Questions from workers who read: education and self-formation in Chartist print culture and Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton -- Revenge in the age of insurance: villainy in theatrical melodrama and Ernest Jones's fiction -- "Outworks of the citadel of corruption": the Chartist press reports the empire -- Two nations revisited: the refugee question in the people's paper, household words and Charles Dickens's A tale of two cities
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 278 pages
Isbn
9781107197855
Lccn
2017030747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
William & Grace Haney Memorial Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)992784813
  • (OCoLC)ocn992784813

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