Voice and the Victorian Storyteller (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture)

Voice and the Victorian Storyteller (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture)

Ivan Kreilkamp


The nineteenth-century novel has regularly been considered as a literary shape pre-eminently serious about the written notice, yet Ivan Kreilkamp exhibits it was once deeply marked through and engaged with vocal performances and the upkeep and illustration of speech. He bargains a close account of the numerous methods Victorian literature and tradition represented the human voice, from political speeches, governesses' stories, shorthand manuals, and staged authorial performances within the early- and mid-century, to robotically reproducible voice on the finish of the century. via readings of Charlotte Brontë, Browning, Carlyle, Conrad, Dickens, Disraeli and Gaskell, Kreilkamp reevaluates serious assumptions concerning the cultural meanings of storytelling, and exhibits that the determine of the oral storyteller, instead of disappearing between readers' choice for published texts, persevered as a personality and a functionality in the novel. This leading edge learn will switch the best way readers give some thought to the Victorian novel and its some ways of telling tales.

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