Altick, Richard D. 1915-2008.

The presence of the present : topics of the day in the Victorian novel / Richard D. Altick. - Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c1991. - viii, 854 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - Studies in Victorian life and literature . - Studies in Victorian life and literature. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 807-835) and indexes.

The glare of the present -- The topical novelists -- Forms and sources -- Events and movements -- Lapses of time -- New ways of riding and writing -- Consumer goods -- The favorite vice of the nineteenth century -- The way they looked -- The sense of place -- The great metropolis -- Names in the cultural news -- Popular entertainments -- The shady side -- Real people, more or less -- Money and occupations -- Speculation and bankruptcy -- The free and independent: I -- The free and independent: II -- Language.

0814205186 (alk. paper) 9780814205181 (alk. paper)

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English fiction--History and criticism.--19th century
Realism in literature.
History in literature.

PR878.R4 / A48 1991

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