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By Tim Killick

ISBN-10: 0754664139

ISBN-13: 9780754664130

inspite of the significance of the belief of the 'tale' inside of Romantic-era literature, brief fiction of the interval has bought little awareness from critics. Contextualizing British brief fiction in the broader framework of early nineteenth-century print tradition, Tim Killick argues that authors and publishers sought to provide brief fiction in book-length volumes as a fashion of competing with the unconventional as a sound and prestigious style. starting with an outline of the advance of brief fiction during the overdue eighteenth century and research of the publishing stipulations for the style, together with its visual appeal in magazines and annuals, Killick indicates how Washington Irving's highly well known collections set the degree for British writers. next chapters think of the tales and sketches of writers as varied as Mary Russell Mitford and James Hogg, in addition to didactic brief fiction by means of authors akin to Hannah extra, Maria Edgeworth, and Amelia Opie. His booklet makes a powerful case for the evolution of brief fiction right into a self-conscious, deliberately sleek shape, with its personal ideas and imperatives, cut loose these of the novel.

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