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From the pens of the contrivers : perspectives on fiction in the nineteenth-century novel

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dc.contributor.advisor Morgentaler, Goldie
dc.contributor.author Bromling, Laura Cappello
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-25T19:37:55Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-25T19:37:55Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/154
dc.description iv, 120 leaves ; 28 cm. en
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates the way that moral and aesthetic concerns about the relationship between fiction and reality are manifested in the work of particular novelists writing at different periods in the nineteenth century, Chapter One examines an early-century subgenre of the novel that features deluded female readers who fail to differentiate between fantasy and reality, and who consequently attempt to live their lives according to foolish precepts learned from novels. The second chapter deals with the realist aesthetic of W. M. Thackeray; focusing on the techniques by which his fiction marks its own relationship both to less realistic fiction and to reality itself. The final chapter discusses Oscar Wilde's critical stance that art is meaningful and intellectually satisfying, while reality and realism are aesthetically worthless: it then goes on the explore how these ideas play out in his novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2003 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism en
dc.subject Realism in literature en
dc.subject Literature and society -- Great Britain en
dc.subject Aesthetics in literature en
dc.subject Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863 -- Aesthetics en
dc.subject Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 Picture of Dorian Gray en
dc.subject Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863 -- Criticism and interpretation en
dc.subject Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Aesthetics en
dc.subject Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Criticism and interpretation en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title From the pens of the contrivers : perspectives on fiction in the nineteenth-century novel en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Department of English

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