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Victorian novels, Garrett Stewart argues, hurtle ahead in prose as violent because the brutal human lifestyles they chronicle. In Novel Violence, he explains how such language attacks the norms of written expression and the way, in doing so, it counteracts the narratives it at the same time propels.

            Immersing himself within the troubling plots of Charles Dickens, Anne Brontë, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy, Stewart makes use of his very good new approach to narratography to track the microplots of language as they spread syllable by means of syllable. through pinpointing the place those linguistic narratives collide with the tales that provide them context, he makes a robust case for the centrality of verbal clash to the event of examining Victorian novels. He additionally maps his finely wrought argument at the spectrum of influential theories of the novel—including these of Georg Lukács and Ian Watt—and checks it opposed to Edgar Allan Poe’s antinovelistic suggestions. within the technique, Stewart shifts severe concentration towards the grain of narrative and clear of extra summary analyses of constitution or cultural context, revealing how novels in achieving their semantic and psychic results and unearthing, in prose, whatever reminiscent of poetry.

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Victorian novels, Garrett Stewart argues, hurtle ahead in prose as violent because the brutal human lifestyles they chronicle. In Novel Violence, he explains how such language attacks the norms of written expression and the way, in doing so, it counteracts the narratives it concurrently propels.            Immersing himself within the troubling plots of Charles Dickens, Anne Brontë, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy, Stewart makes use of his great new approach to narratography to track the microplots of language as they spread syllable by means of syllable.

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