The Novelty of Newspapers

The Novelty of Newspapers : Victorian Fiction After the Invention of the News

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The Novelty of Newspapers explains why the Victorian novel is best understood alongside the simultaneous development of the news as a commercial commodity read by up to a million readers per day. This study focuses on five of the most important of these narrative conventions-the shipping intelligence, personal advertisement, leading article, interview, and foreign correspondence-in order to show how concretely journalism influenced the novel at this time. Drawing on examples of periodicals from the period, Matthew Rubery reveals how the commercial press arising in nineteenth-century Britain profoundly influenced Mary Braddon, Charlotte Bronte, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Anthony Trollope, and many other novelists who all used narrative conventions derived from the press in their fiction.show more

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  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 162.56 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 22 black and white halftones
  • 0195369262
  • 9780195369267
  • 1,659,420

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This study succeeds in documenting historically the narratological proximity and the inter-media competition of journalism and the novel in the early and mid- Victorian period. * Julian Murphet, Review of English Studies *show more

About Matthew Rubery

Matthew Rubery is Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Leeds. He has held fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum and Oregon State University Humanities Center since receiving his PhD from Harvard University, where he was awarded the Howard Mumford Jones Prize. He is the recipient of a number of professional awards including the Joseph Conrad Society's Juliet McLauchlan Essay Prize. His work on nineteenth-century print culture has appeared in English Literary History, Nineteenth-Century Literature, the Henry James Review, English Language Notes, and the Journal of Victorian Culture. He has also contributed to the Cambridge Companion to Victorian Culture and Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism.show more

Table of contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; INTRODUCTION: THE AGE OF NEWSPAPERS; PART I: THE FRONT PAGE; PART II: THE INNER PAGES; CONCLUSION: THE BACK PAGE; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEXshow more

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