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Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture: Series Number 49

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Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture: Series Number 49 by Ivan Kreilkamp
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The nineteenth-century novel has always been regarded as a literary form pre-eminently occupied with the written word, but Ivan Kreilkamp shows it was deeply marked by and engaged with vocal performances and the preservation and representation of speech. He offers a detailed account of the many ways Victorian literature and culture represented the human voice, from political speeches, governesses' tales, shorthand manuals, and staged authorial performances in the early- and mid-century, to mechanically reproducible voice at the end of the century. Through readings of Charlotte Bronte, Browning, Carlyle, Conrad, Dickens, Disraeli and Gaskell, Kreilkamp re-evaluates critical assumptions about the cultural meanings of storytelling, and shows that the figure of the oral storyteller, rather than disappearing among readers' preference for printed texts, persisted as a character and a function within the novel. This 2005 study will change the way readers consider the Victorian novel and its many ways of telling stories.

Author Biography

Ivan Kreilkamp is an Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University.
Release date NZ
May 7th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Worked examples or Exercises
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
268
Dimensions
152x229x15
ISBN-13
9780521111492
Product ID
2970526

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