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The Celebration of Scandal: Toward the Sublime in Victorian Urban Fiction

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Bernstein explores the representation of the city in Victorian fiction from the scandal of its slums, through the sublime of its fashionable society, to a darker urban sublime. The Celebration of Scandal analyzes the urban fiction of both well-known novelists (Dickens, Gissing, James, and Meredith) and more marginal writers (Disraeli and Bulwer-Lytton) in terms of their representations of the city, both the scandalous and the sublime. It also includes a discussion of the dandy novels of Catherine Gore, whose parodies of ...

The Celebration of Scandal: Toward the Sublime in Victorian Urban Fiction 1991, Penn State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780271007182

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