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

Author/Creator:
Vargo, Gregory author.
Publication:
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Series:
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ; v. 110.
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ; v. 110
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 278 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Social problems in literature.
Working class in literature.
Chartism in literature.
English fiction.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781107197855
1107197856
OCLC:
992784813
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