Reading the Nineteenth-Century Novel: Austen to Eliot

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This text offers students and teachers a close analysis of nineteenth-century novels by ten major authors: Austen, Eliot, Scott, Thackeray, Gaskell, Dickens, Trollope, Braddon, and the Bronte sisters. * Examines a wide range of nineteenth-century novels - Persuasion, Middlemarch, The Heart of Midlothian, Vanity Fair, Mary Barton, Bleak House, The Warden, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre * Explores significant theoretical approaches such as Foucauldian, Postcolonial, Bakhtinian, and feminist criticism * Employs an appreciative model of criticism, sparking a renewed interest in engaging with Victorian aesthetics on its own terms * Offers an overview of the social, economic, and political change that influenced the fiction of the time