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The Maniac In The Cellar: Sensation Novels Of The 1860s

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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published 1980 by Princeton University Press
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Rob
Oct 22, 2011 Rob rated it really liked it
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In this approachable academic analysis of the nature, origins and impact of the Sensation Novels of the 1860s, Winifred Hughes examines the primary works of Charles Reade, E.M. Braddon, Mrs Henry Wood and Wilkie Collins in detail, before making a strong case to show how the spirit of the Sensation Novels continued in a much more literary vein in the works of Thomas Hardy.

She sees their roots in the Gothic novels of the late eighteenth century, the romances of Sir Walter Scott and the Newgate Nov
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Kali
Jun 10, 2009 Kali rated it liked it
Sensation Novels have largely been forgotten; Winifred Hughes’ 1980 book Maniac in the Cellar is one of the few studies of the genre. And Hughes’ is a very intelligent study, analyzing its writers, its audience, and the ingredients of plot, character, and atmosphere that made the Victorian Sensation Novel such a publishing phenomenon in its day. Hughes discusses Victorian expectations of fiction; explores the works of Charles Reade, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Mrs. Henry Wood, and Wilkie Collins; ...more
Erica
An accomplished early (1980) overview of the sensation genre. Hughes establishes much of the "received wisdom" about sensation today.
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