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The Sensation Novel and the Victorian Family Magazine
Victorian sensation novels, with their compulsive plots of crime, transgression and mystery, were bestsellers. Deborah Wynne analyzes the fascinating relationships between sensation novels and the magazines in which they were serialized. Drawing upon the work of Wilkie Collins, Mary Braddon, Charles Dickens, Ellen Wood, and Charles Reade, and such popular family journals a ...more
Hardcover, 214 pages
Published September 22nd 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published July 11th 2001)
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Aug 01, 2013 Erica rated it 4 of 5 stars
Wynne analyzes sensation fiction in its family magazine context, relating the articles and the reputation of the periodicals to the fiction that they featured. There isn't enough work like this. Wynne is great at using and combining the rich resources available to us if we read the often neglected Victorian periodicals in full.