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Victorian Sensation

The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

by James A. Secord

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  • 6 Currently reading

Published by University Of Chicago Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • European history: c 1750 to c 1900,
  • Literary studies: 19th century,
  • NATURAL HISTORY, COUNTRY LIFE & PETS,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Creationism (Biology),
  • Natural History,
  • Science,
  • English,
  • History: World,
  • Europe,
  • History,
  • Life Sciences - Evolution,
  • Science / History,
  • General,
  • Life Sciences - Biology - General,
  • 1802-1871,
  • 1802-1871,
  • Chambers, Robert,,
  • Vestiges of the natural histor,
  • Vestiges of the natural history of creation

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages624
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9504918M
    ISBN 100226744108
    ISBN 109780226744100

      Victorian Sensation: Or, Or, the Spectacular, the Shocking and the Scandalous in Nineteenth-Century Britain. By Michael Diamond. Wimbledon Publishing Company 'This enthralling book shows that the Victorians revelled in political and sexual scandals, murder reports, and the antics of royalty, the upper classes and celebrities. Price: $ Beller, Anne-Marie “THE FASHIONS OF THE CURRENT SEASON”: RECENT CRITICAL WORK ON VICTORIAN SENSATION ian Literature and Culture, Vol. 45, Issue. 2, p.

    He followed it with Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ), which was awared the Pfizer Prize by the History of Science Society for best book . Book is in Like New / near Mint Condition. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. FROM WOLLSTONECRAFT TO STOKER: ESSAYS ON GOTHIC AND VICTORIAN SENSATION FICTION .

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James A Secord's "Victorian Sensation - The Extraordinary Publication, Reception and Secret Authorship of the Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation" is a gem, combining an extensive lifetime's knowledge of Victorian society with the history of science/5(12).

Fully illustrated, and drawing Victorian Sensation book a wealth of original material, 'Victorian Sensation' sheds light on the Victorians' From political sleaze and scandal to West End hits and the 'feel-good' factor, Michael Diamond explores the media stories that gripped Victorian society, in an age when newspapers became cheap, nationally distributed and easily accessible to all classes/5.

The Victorian Sensation Novel, Victorian Sensation book "preaching to the nerves instead of the judgment" Philip V. Allingham, Contributing Editor, Victorian Web ; Associate Professor of English, Lakehead University (Canada) [ Victorian Web Home —> Authors —> Genre, Technique, and Style ] Want to know how to navigate the Victorian Web.

The Victorians fed their lust for drama with Sensation Novels, the soap operas and Wednesday night TV dramas of the Victorian age. Sensation Novels were, by name and definition, as sensational, scandalous, and melodramatic as their authors could make : Kali O.

Beautifully written and based on painstaking research, Victorian Sensation offers a new approach to literary history, the history of reading, and the history of science. Profusely illustrated and full of fascinating stories, it is the most comprehensive account of the making and reception of a book (other than the Bible) ever attempted.

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to 6 p.m. those days. Read more. Victorian responses to the sensation novel established the terms of the critical debate, with questions of class, gender, and genre dominating critical discourses.

Whilst class and gender are addressed in later chapters, this chapter focuses on genre: on definitions of sensation fiction, its relationship to other Victorian genres, and its role in the literary marketplace.

Beautifully written and based on painstaking research, Victorian Sensation offers a new approach to literary history, the history of reading, and the history of science.

Profusely illustrated and 5/5(1). Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation. By James A. Secord (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, ) pp. $ The Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation was published anonymously in by Robert Chambers, a Scottish author and.

victorian sensation THE EXTRAORDINARY PUBLICATION, RECEPTION, AND SECRET AUTHORSHIP OF VESTIGES OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CREATION by James A.

Secord ‧ RELEASE DATE: March 1, Author: James A. Secord. Review Literature. As an avid reader and fan of Victorian Sensation fiction, it surprises me that the genre is still relatively unheard of or discussed.

Granted, we hear time and time again of famous novels associated with this controversial period of literature, but I feel that attention should also be paid to this short-lived but highly influential shift in writing.

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Jumbo: The Unauthorised Biography of a Victorian Sensation by John Sutherland at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Victorian Sensations is the first collection to examine sensation fiction as a whole, showing it to push genre boundaries and resist easy classification.

Comprehensive in scope, this collection. Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (). An under-appreciated Brontë novel, this book was Anne’s second (and last) book, and was disowned by her own sister, Charlotte, who thought it had been a mistake to publish tried to address the problems of marital law and domestic abuse in the nineteenth century, through the abusive marriage between Arthur Huntingdon and the novel’s.

In Victorian Sensation, however, he focusses less on the content of the book itself than on its history and reception. It is a book about the sensation, rather than about the book per se. And it is, very much, a book about reading and publishing. Victorian Sensation Fiction. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, E-mail Citation» The best book-length introduction to scholarship on sensation fiction.

Clear and concise, this guide assesses a wide array of critical responses to sensation fiction from the early reviews to the critical engagements of the 21st century.

Victorian Sensation is one of those books that transforms the way we think about what it would have been like to be alive in the 19th century. Secord traces the genesis, production, distribution and reception of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation, an anonymous and popular precursor to Charles Darwin that had everyone from Cambridge dons to laundresses poring over its scandalous pages.

Victorian Sensations is the first collection to examine sensation fiction as a whole, showing it to push genre boundaries and resist easy classification. Comprehensive in scope, this collection includes twenty original essays employing various critical approaches to cover a.

To enhance their Victorian atmosphere, I wrote them as imitation Victorian sensation novels. Sensation novels were something new: the start of the modern thriller.

Prior to the s, thrillers portrayed threatening situations that happened in remote locations and distant times, involving clanking chains in drafty castles. Penny dreadful, plural penny dreadfuls, also called bloods, an inexpensive novel of violent adventure or crime that was especially popular in mid-to-late Victorian dreadfuls were often issued in eight-page installments.

The appellation, like dime novel and shilling shocker, usually connotes rather careless and second-rate writing as well as gory themes. She's He's They're about to cause a sensation. Valentina Rowe is a proper, Victorian-era bookstore owner who indulges her fantasies only through the pages of sensation novels; suggestive works she writes under a pen name for local newspapers.

Yet she Author: Megan Hussey.The best books on Sex in Victorian Literature recommended by Claire Jarvis. We often assume the Victorians had puritanical attitudes to sex, but this was far from the reality. In sensation fiction, adventure fiction, even realist fiction, there’s usually somewhere in there a plot of illegitimacy, sexual danger, bigamy.

Pamela K. Gilbert is the Albert Brick Professor and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Florida. She has published widely in the areas of Victorian literature, cultural studies and the history of medicine.

Her books include Disease, Desire and the Body in Victorian Women’s Popular Novels (), Mapping the Victorian Social Body (), and Cholera and Nation ().