David Daisches, Douglas Bush, Robert B. Heilman, Arthur Mizener, and William Van O’Connor are among the contributors to this volume of essays on the nineteenth-century British novel. Each of the selections has been written expressly for this book and is published here for the first time. There are a total of 20 essays, each by a different contributor. In addition, Mr. Rathburn, in an introductory essay, relates the nineteenth-century novel to that of the eighteenth century and Mr. Steinmann, in the concluding essay, discusses the nineteenth-century novel in relation to that of the present century. The contributors, in addition to the two editors of the volume, and the novelists they discuss are the following: Charles Murrah, Jane Austen; Alan D Mckillop, Jane Austen; David Dasches, Walter Scott; Curtis Dahl, Edward Bulwer-Lytton; J. Y T. Greig, William Makepeace Thackeray; Douglas Bush, Charles Dickens; George H. Ford, Dickens; Melvin R. Watson, the Brontes; Robert B. Heilman, Charlotte Bronte; Yvonne ffrench, Elizabeth Gaskell; Bradford A. Booth, Anthony Trollope; Aruthur Mizener, Anthony Trollope; Gordon S. Haight, George Eliot; Sumner J. Ferris, George Eliot; Wayne Burns, Charles Reade; Fabian Gudas, George Meredith; John Holloway, Thomas Hardy; Jacob Korg, Geroge Gissing; William Van O’Connor, Samuel Burlter; W. Y. Tindall, Joseph Conrad. Although each essay is focused on a single novel or on one aspect of the novelist, all of them are written to give the reader sense of the novelist’s whole achievement.
Subjects: Language & Literature
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