IMAGINATION INDULGED, The irrational in the nineteenth-century novel

By: Gose, Elliott B., Jr.

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"Since the Romantic revolt, the interest of Western artists in the irrational and the psychological has often centred on a self-conscious exploration of subjective emotions. Increasingly, the witer has come to see the problem of art as how best to embody the tensions, concerns, and insights which he finds in his psychic self. It is Professor Gose's contention that some of the major English novelists of the nineteenth century found their solutions to this problem in adapting literary forms which predate Romanticism. Even before the end of the eighteenth century, the gothic novelists were beginning to discover intuitively that image patterns, expressive settings, and melodramatic plots offered more scope for self-expression than did the Augustan ideal of a representational and normative picture of human character and action." Examines some of the works of such writers as Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte, Thomas Hardy, and Joseph Conrad. Blue cloth, 182 pages (including Index). Rubbed dust jacket w/light edgewear.

Title: IMAGINATION INDULGED, The irrational in the nineteenth-century novel

Author Name: Gose, Elliott B., Jr.

Categories: Literary Criticism,

Publisher: Montreal & London, McGill-Queen's University Press:

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall

Seller ID: 006190

Keywords: LITERARY CRITICISM, LITERATURE, NINETEENTH-CENTURY NOVELS, 19TH-CENTURY NOVEL, WRITERS, WRITING, IRRATIONAL, ENGLISH MELODRAMA, CHARLES DICKENS, EMILY BRONTE, THOMAS HARDY, JOSEPH CONRAD, ELLIOTT B. GOSE JR., NOISBN