By Daragh Downes, Trish Ferguson

ISBN-10: 1137518227

ISBN-13: 9781137518224

ISBN-10: 1137518235

ISBN-13: 9781137518231

This publication is ready chosen Victorian texts and authors that during many situations have by no means sooner than been topic to sustained scholarly realization. Taking concept from the pioneeringly capacious method of the hidden hinterland of Victorian fiction followed by means of students like John Sutherland and Franco Moretti, this energetically revisionist quantity takes good thing about fresh large-scale digitisation tasks that let remarkable entry to hitherto missed literary texts and documents. mixing energetic serious engagement with person texts and shut recognition to occasionally marvelous tendencies within the creation and reception of prose fiction around the Victorian period, this booklet may be of use to someone drawn to re-evaluating the got meta-narratives of Victorian literary history.With an afterword via John Sutherland

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Godfrey Malvern’s first and last appearances in the novel are both in cemeteries. 42 Malvern insists to Maria that his literary productions will not be remembered; even ‘[i]f some future critic holds my works to the laughter and scorn of his readers, all will be lost upon me’, he says, in the quietude of death (314). One explanation is that Miller’s own professional horizon darkened as Godfrey Malvern appeared. He opened a bookshop in Smithfield, better known for its butchers, and found it necessary to remove elsewhere.

7 Royston Gower; or, The Days of King John, the first of these novels, was published in three volumes, in 1838. 9 The basket-maker enjoyed a piece of incredible good luck when, in 1841, Samuel Rogers, the banker and well-known patron of literature, gave him £300 to establish himself as a bookseller. 10 One of the novels that Miller self-published was Godfrey Malvern. Despite its authenticity as a record of nineteenth-century print culture, the book is rarely examined. Even the publication date is a point of confusion; BEFORE NEW GRUB STREET: THOMAS MILLER...

Godfrey Malvern’s first and last appearances in the novel are both in cemeteries. 42 Malvern insists to Maria that his literary productions will not be remembered; even ‘[i]f some future critic holds my works to the laughter and scorn of his readers, all will be lost upon me’, he says, in the quietude of death (314). One explanation is that Miller’s own professional horizon darkened as Godfrey Malvern appeared. He opened a bookshop in Smithfield, better known for its butchers, and found it necessary to remove elsewhere.

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