By Francis O'Gorman

This quantity offers clean methods to vintage Victorian fiction from 1830-1900. Opens up for the reader the cultural international during which the Victorian novel used to be written and browse. Crosses conventional disciplinary barriers. presents clean views on how Victorian fiction pertains to varied contexts, comparable to classification, sexuality, empire, psychology, legislations and biology.

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In ‘Discourse in the Novel’ (1934–5; English translation 1981), Bakhtin asserts that ‘[d]iversity of voices and heteroglossia enter the novel and organize themselves within it into a structured artistic system. This constitutes the distinguishing 7 Cannon Schmitt feature of the novel as a genre’ (Dialogic Imagination: p. 300). According to Bakhtin, the novel provides a locus for the social conflict inherent in language. The story the novel tells can never be one story – can never be ‘monologic’, as Bakhtin styles it – since the very stuff of novelistic discourse consists of a welter of differing ideologies and points of view.

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