By John Charles Olmsted
First released in 1979, this selection of thirty-nine essays at the novel drawn from seventeen periodicals demonstrates the first matters of these discussing the character and goal of prose fiction within the interval from 1870 to 1900. The essays mirror what used to be proposal and stated concerning the artwork of fiction and show what reporters of those periodicals proposal have been the main pressing severe issues dealing with the operating reviewer.
Including an advent which assesses the problems raised through the easiest periodicals on the time, this anthology is designed to supply scholars of Victorian fiction and demanding conception with a set of essays at the artwork of fiction in a handy and sturdy shape.
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A Victorian Art of Fiction: Essays on the Novel in British Periodicals 1870-1900: Volume 3 by John Charles Olmsted