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By Andrea Kirchknopf

The nineteenth century has turn into specially suitable for the present—as it is easy to see from, for instance, large-scale diversifications of written works, in addition to the explosion of commodities or even interactive subject parks. This booklet is an creation to the novelistic refashionings that experience come after the Victorian age with a unique specialise in revisions of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations. As post–Victorian study remains to be within the making, the 1st half is dedicated to clarifying terminology and interpretive contexts.
significant frameworks for analyzing post–Victorian fiction are constructed: the literary scene (authors, readers, critics) and the national-identity, political and social features. one of the works tested are Caryl Phillips’s Cambridge, Matthew Kneale’s English Passengers, Peter Carey’s Oscar and Lucinda and Jack Maggs, Lloyd Jones’s Mister Pip, Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea, D.M. Thomas’s Charlotte, and Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair.

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