The Presence of the Present: Topics of the Day in the Victorian Novel

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Ohio State University Press, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 854 pages
Describes how nineteenth-century English novelists used details of everyday life and the common knowledge of their day in their works

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The presence of the present: topics of the day in the Victorian novel

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This vast, rich, and witty book concerns British novels written during the mid-19th century. With unfailing verve, Atlick discusses "topicalities,'' by which he means "references to people, events, or ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
The Glare of the Present
5
The Topical Novelists
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Copyright

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