The life and works of the Lancashire novelist William Harrison Ainsworth, 1850-1882 / Stephen James Carver.

Published
  • Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press 2003
Physical description
xxi, 468 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 0773466339
  • 9780773466333
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-446) and index.
  • "The works of William Harrison Ainsworth": pages 427-434).
Contents
  • Introduction. Contemporary reception : the pre and early Victorian critical heritage ; The Victorian reaction ; Late Victorian views ; Modern judgements ; An age in transition -- Blood and thunder : a gothic apprenticeship. Essential juvenilia, 1821-1823 ; The best of the rest : December tales, 1823 ; The first novel : Sir John Chiverton, 1826 -- Fame and infamy : Rookwood, a romance, 1834. Life in London : business, family and Fraser's, 1826-1834 ; The design of romance : Rookwood, Scott and the gothic ; The phantom steed : the outlaw narrative of Rookwood -- Writing the underworld : Jack Sheppard, a romance, 1839. 'A sort of Hogarthian novel' ; Vagabondiana : Jack Sheppard and social exploration ; The storm : the Newgate controversy -- The historical novelist : prophecy, passivity and tragedy. Twin-born romances : Guy Fawkes and The Tower of London, 1840 ; Hell on earth : old St. Paul's, a tale of the plague and the fire, 1841 ; The devil and his works : Windsor Castle, 1843 and Auriol, 1844 -- The Lancashire novelist. A dream of flying : the Lancashire witches ; A romance of Pendle Forest, 1848 ; The Lancashire novels -- The greatest axe-and-neck romancer of our time. Growing old gracefully : 1850-1881 ; Man of La Manchester -- Appendices. On the authorship of Sir John Chiverton ; A debate from beyond the grave ; The original conclusion of Catherine, a story by Thackeray ; 'Old Grindrod's ghost' : a ballad ; The works of William Harrison Ainsworth.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Biographies.
  • Biography
  • text
Language
  • English

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