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Realistic Imagination : English Fiction from Frankenstein to Lady Chatterley - George Levine

Realistic Imagination

English Fiction from Frankenstein to Lady Chatterley

Paperback Published: 1st January 1981
ISBN: 9780226475516
Number Of Pages: 368

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In "The Realistic Imagination," George Levine argues that the Victorian realists and the later modernists were in fact doing similar things in their fiction: they were trying to use language to get beyond language. Levine sees the history of the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century novel as a continuing process in which each generation of writers struggled to escape the grip of convention and attempted to create new language to express their particular sense of reality. As these attempts hardened into new conventions, they generated new attempts to break free.

Acknowledgments
Introduction - Idea, Reality, and the Monster
Realism
The Pattern Frankensteinand Austen to Conrad
Pre-Victorian Realism - Banishing the Monster
Northanger Abbey From Parody to Novel and the Translated Monster
Sir Walter Scott History and the Distancing of Desire
Scott and the Death of the Hero
Mid-Victorian Realism - Conventions of the Real
Thackeray ""The Legitimate High Priest of Truth"" and the Problematics of the Real
Thackeray Some Ele
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ISBN: 9780226475516
ISBN-10: 0226475514
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st January 1981
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Type: New edition