The Physiology of the Novel by Nicholas Dames

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  • Title: The Physiology of the Novel
  • Author: Nicholas Dames
  • Category: Fiction
  • Date: September 2007
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 191526118

 

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How did the Victorians read novels? Nicholas Dames solutions that deceptively easy query by revealing a now-forgotten vary of nineteenth-century theories of the novel, a spread primarily based in a examine of human physiology throughout the act of studying, He demonstrates the methods by which the Victorians thought they read, and uncovers stunning responses to the query of what may need transpired within the minds and our bodies of readers of Victorian fiction. His detailed studiesof novel critics who have been additionally focused on neurological science, mixed with readings of novels by Thackeray, Eliot, Meredith, and Gissing, suggest a imaginative and prescient of the Victorian novel-reader as removed from the quietly immersed being we now think about – as as an alternative a reader whose nervous system wasaddressed, attacked, and soothed by authors newly conscious of the neural operations of their public. Wealthy in sudden intersections, from the British response to Wagnerian opera to the beginning of speed-reading within the late nineteenth century, The Physiology of the Novel challenges our assumptions about what novel-reading as soon as did, and nonetheless does, to the person reader, and gives new solutions to the query of how novels influenced a tradition’s method of studying, responding, and feeling

 

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