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ENAM 0370 Nineteenth-Century Fiction

The nineteenth century was the period in which the English novel came of age, rising to unheard-of prominence as a means of scrutinising the era in all its evolving facets, and running the full gamut of comic to tragic in the process.  While in many sense the novel was dominant, publishing strategies were fluid. Novels were published in periodical form, as well as single volumes, while short stories and other fictional forms also flourished in this era.  Students can take the opportunity to examine these forms in addition to the novel.

Sample Syllabus:

  • Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • Scott, Heart of Midlothian
  • Gaskell, North and South
  • Thackeray, Vanity Fair
  • Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
  • Dickens, Great Expectations
  • Eliot, Middlemarch
  • Hardy, Jude the Obscure
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