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Nord et Sud by Elizabeth Gaskell Book Resume:
Roman traduit de l'anglais, préfacé et annoté par : Françoise du Sorbier. C’est le choc de deux Angleterre que le roman nous invite à découvrir : le Sud, paisible, rural et conservateur, et le Nord, industriel, énergique et âpre. Entre les deux, la figure de l’héroïne, la jeune et belle Margaret Hale. Après un long séjour à Londres chez sa tante, elle regagne le presbytère familial dans un village du sud de l’Angleterre. Peu après son retour, son père renonce à l’Église et déracine sa famille pour s’installer dans une ville du Nord. Margaret va devoir s’adapter à une nouvelle vie en découvrant le monde industriel avec ses grèves, sa brutalité et sa cruauté. Sa conscience sociale s’éveille à travers les liens qu’elle tisse avec certains ouvriers des filatures locales, et les rapports difficiles qui l’opposent à leur patron, John Thornton. En même temps qu’un étonnant portrait de femme dans l’Angleterre du milieu du xixe siècle, Elizabeth Gaskell brosse ici une de ces larges fresques dont les romanciers victoriens ont le secret. Fille et femme de pasteur, Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) connaissait intimement la vie provinciale et les milieux industriels. Sa sensibilité aux questions sociales la porta à peindre avec sympathie la condition des opprimés de son temps : les ouvriers et les femmes. Proche de Charles Dickens, Georges Eliot et Charlotte Brontë, elle a occupé une place importante sur la scène littéraire victorienne. On la redécouvrira avec bonheur.
Epistolary Encounters in Neo-Victorian Fiction by K. Brindle Book Resume:
Neo-Victorian writers invoke conflicting viewpoints in diaries, letters, etc. to creatively retrace the past in fragmentary and contradictory ways. This book explores the complex desires involved in epistolary discoveries of 'hidden' Victorians, offering new insight into the creative synthesising of critical thought within the neo-Victorian novel.
Neo-Victorian Fiction and Historical Narrative by L. Hadley Book Resume:
Placing the popular genre of neo-Victorian fiction within the context of the contemporary cultural fascination with the Victorians, this book argues that these novels are distinguished by a commitment to historical specificity and understands them within their contemporary context and the context of Victorian historical and literary narratives.
Hectic, Hippic and Hygienic: Adjectives in Victorian Fiction by Chris Kunze Book Resume:
This linguistic study is an attempt at investigating the use of adjectives in Victorian fiction. The focus of the investigation is on semantic peculiarities of this particular word class so as to provide insights into the use of different lexical fields in three problem-oriented novels dealing with unexpected or unconventional aspects of nineteenth-century Britain, these being The Time Machine by Herbert George Wells, The Lifted Veil by George Eliot and My Lady's Money by Wilkie Collins. The study aims to show that adjectival descriptions as reflected in the use of semantic domains may be indicative of contemporary concerns, thereby providing revealing insights into the values of Victorian society. As carriers of socio-cultural values and means of authorial comment, adjectives may assume the function of keywords and acquire ideological connotations against the background of the Victorian era. In an interdisciplinary approach combining linguistics, cultural studies and literary studies, the analysis highlights that the identification of such key lexemes in terms of a semantic analysis may pave the way for a deeper understanding of a literary work in its socio-cultural context.
Two classic novels ISTP will love by Mary Shelley,George Eliot,August Nemo Book Resume:
ISTP has a rational and calm facade, but they can be very enthusiastic and spontaneous; people around them may find it difficult to predict their behaviour. In this book you will find two classic novels specially selected to please the tastes of the ISTP. These are works by renowned authors that will surely bring reflections, insights and fun to people with this kind of personality. For ISTP, we chose: - Daniel Deronda by George Eliot. - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.For more books that will suit you, be sure to check out our collection 7 Short Stories your Myers-Briggs Type Will Love!
THE WARDEN by Anthony Trollope Book Resume:
"The Warden" concerns Mr Septimus Harding, the meek, elderly warden of Hiram's Hospital and precentor of Barchester Cathedral, in the fictional county of Barsetshire. Hiram's Hospital is an almshouse supported by a medieval charitable bequest to the Diocese of Barchester. The income maintains the almshouse itself, supports its twelve bedesmen, and, in addition, provides a comfortable abode and living for its warden. Mr Harding was appointed to this position through the patronage of his old friend the Bishop of Barchester, who is also the father of Archdeacon Grantly to whom Harding's older daughter, Susan, is married. The warden, who lives with his remaining child, an unmarried younger daughter Eleanor, performs his duties conscientiously… Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters. Trollope's literary reputation dipped somewhat during the last years of his life, but he regained the esteem of critics by the mid-twentieth century.
The Victorian Art of Fiction by Rohan Maitzen Book Resume:
The Victorian Art of Fiction presents important Victorian statements on the form and function of fiction. The essays in this anthology address questions of genre, such as realism and sensationalism; questions of gender and authorship; questions of form, such as characterization, plot construction, and narration; and questions about the morality of fiction. The editor discusses where Victorian writing on the novel has been placed in accounts of the history of criticism and then suggests some reasons for reconsidering this conventional evaluation. Among the featured essayists and critics are John Ruskin, Walter Bagehot, George Henry Lewes, Leslie Stephen, Anthony Trollope, and Robert Louis Stevenson; the classic essays include George Eliot’s “Silly Novels by Lady Novelists” and Henry James’s “The Art of Fiction.”
Utopian Novels in Victorian England by Silke Bosch Book Resume:
Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Potsdam (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Victorian Novels, language: English, abstract: The aim of this paper is to compare three of the most influential Utopian novels of the Victorian era in Great Britain: William Morris News from Nowhere, Samuel Butlers Erewhon and Edward Bulwer-Lyttons The Coming Race. ... I will concentrate on a specific aspect which struck me as most interesting. The question I want to pose is in how far the works are still hopeful and positive and how far they are already disillusioned and negative. Do they consider the idea of a utopian and perfect society to be desirable and possible? I found that Morris' News from Nowhere is still a classic Utopia as it depicts a hopeful prospect of an ideal state of society, but it also introduces a new notion. A utopian society is not something out of human reach, but can be realised entirely. Morris' basis was Marx' theory and he really believed in the possibility of a truly communist and happy nation. Butler's work Erewhon should be rather called a satire, as it is mostly a criticism of Victorian society. But still, it uses the frame of a Utopian fiction and therefor also comments on it. From Erewhon can be concluded that mankind is not capable of true improvement and that a perfect system is intolerant and oppressive. Lytton's work The Coming Race is a mixture of criticism, offering answers and for the most part a discussion of the perfectibility of men and the desirability of perfection, coming to the conclusion that perfection and the desire for it is rather a threat to mankind."
Neo-Victorianism by Ann Heilmann,Mark Llewellyn Book Resume:
This field-defining book offers an interpretation of the recent figurations of neo-Victorianism published over the last ten years. Using a range of critical and cultural viewpoints, it highlights the problematic nature of this 'new' genre and its relationship to re-interpretative critical perspectives on the nineteenth century.
The Articulation of Science in the Neo-Victorian Novel by Daniel Candel Bormann Book Resume:
Beginning with an introduction to Ansgar Nünning's systematization of the historical novel, Daniel Candel Bormann's study offers a poetics of science in the contemporary historical, and more specifically, neo-Victorian novel.
Liberalizing Contracts by Anat Rosenberg Book Resume:
In Liberalizing Contracts Anat Rosenberg examines nineteenth-century liberal thought in England, as developed through, and as it developed, the concept of contract, understood as the formal legal category of binding agreement, and the relations and human practices at which it gestured, most basically that of promise, most broadly the capitalist market order. She does so by placing canonical realist novels in conversation with legal-historical knowledge about Victorian contracts. Rosenberg argues that current understandings of the liberal effort in contracts need reconstructing from both ends of Henry Maine's famed aphorism, which described a historical progress "from status to contract." On the side of contract, historical accounts of its liberal content have been oscillating between atomism and social-collective approaches, missing out on forms of relationality in Victorian liberal conceptualizations of contracts which the book establishes in their complexity, richness, and wavering appeal. On the side of status, the expectation of a move "from status" has led to a split along the liberal/radical fault line among those assessing liberalism's historical commitment to promote mobility and equality. The split misses out on the possibility that liberalism functioned as a historical reinterpretation of statuses – particularly gender and class – rather than either an effort of their elimination or preservation. As Rosenberg shows, that reinterpretation effectively secured, yet also altered, gender and class hierarchies. There is no teleology to such an account.
Two Classic Novels ISFJ Will Love by Vitor Hugo,Jane Austen Book Resume:
ISFJs are very generous and kindhearted; they value cooperation and are careful of other people's feelings.. In this book you will find two classic novels specially selected to please the tastes of the ISFJ. For ISFJ, we chose: - Notre-Dame de Paris by Vitor Hugo. - Persuasion by Jane Austen. For more books that will suit you, be sure to check out our collection 7 Short Stories your Myers-Briggs Type Will Love!
Le secret de Lady Audley by Mary elizabeth Braddon Book Resume:
Après trois années à chercher fortune en Australie, George Talboys est de retour au pays. Accueilli par son ami Robert Audley, avocat, il s'apprête à retrouver sa femme Helen, quand il apprend que celle-ci est mystérieusement décédée.À Audley Court, la propriété familiale où Robert a invité son ami, d'autres événements curieux se produisent. La tante de Robert, Lady Audley, évite de croiser George. Lequel, après s'être fait montrer un portrait d'elle, disparaît brusquement. Presque aussitôt, Lady Audley se rend à Londres pour mettre la main sur les lettres d'Helen...; Lancé à ses trousses, Robert ne trouve qu'un livre annoté de la main de celle-ci, dont l'écriture rappelle à s'y méprendre celle de Lady Audley... Ses soupçons s'épaississent lorsqu'il fait la découverte d'une malle de voyage ayant appartenu à sa tante lorsqu'elle était gouvernante... et qui porte l'étiquette d'Helen Talboys !L'étrange châtelaine serait-elle l'ex-femme de George, qui aurait maquillé son identité pour épouser le riche veuf Sir Audley ? A-t-elle toute sa tête ? La vérité semble proche, mais bientôt Robert échappe par miracle à un incendie, tandis que George est poussé dans un puits...
La Dame du manoir de Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte Book Resume:
L'arrivée de Mrs Helen Graham, la nouvelle locataire du manoir de Wildfell, bouleverse la vie de Gilbert Markham, jeune cultivateur.Qui est cette mystérieuse artiste, qui se dit veuve et vit seule avec son jeune fils ? Quel lourd secret cache-t-elle ? Sa venue alimente les rumeurs des villageois et ne laisse pas Gilbert insensible. Cependant, la famille de ce dernier désapprouve leur union et lui-même commence à douter de Mrs Graham... Quel drame s'obstine-t-elle à lui cacher ? Et pourquoi son voisin, Frederick Lawrence, veille-t-il si jalousement sur elle ?Publié en 1848, La Dame du manoir de Wildfell analyse la place des femmes dans la société victorienne. Considéré comme l'un des tout premiers romans féministes, il entretient de nombreux liens avec Les Hauts de Hurlevent d'Emily Brontë et s'inspire de la descente aux enfers, de l'alcoolisme et de la débauche de leur frère Branwell, mort entre leurs bras.
Two classic novels ISTJ will love by Jane Austen,Leo Tolstoy,August Nemo Book Resume:
ISTJs can be intimidating with their serious and formal appearance; they value the traditional way of doing things and work hard on everything they do. In this book you will find two classic novels specially selected to please the tastes of the ISTJ . These are works by renowned authors that will surely bring reflections, insights and fun to people with this kind of personality. For ISTJ, we chose: - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.For more books that will suit you, be sure to check out our collection 7 Short Stories your Myers-Briggs Type Will Love!
Two classic novels INTJ will love by Jane Austen,Arthur Conan Doyle,August Nemo Book Resume:
INTJs are highly capable and like to work alone; their mind works rationally and analytically, always one step ahead. In this book you will find two classic novels specially selected to please the tastes of the INTJ. These are works by renowned authors that will surely bring reflections, insights and fun to people with this kind of personality. For INTJ, we chose: - Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle. - Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen.For more books that will suit you, be sure to check out our collection 7 Short Stories your Myers-Briggs Type Will Love!