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This finished assortment bargains an entire advent to 1 of the preferred literary sorts of the Victorian interval, its key authors and works, its significant topics, and its lasting legacy.

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Of these three, Disraeli and Bulwer wrote only two fashionable novels apiece, Vivian Grey and The Young Duke (1831), and Pelham (1828) and Godolphin (1833), respectively. After that, Disraeli moved to political and social problem novels, while Bulwer turned to historical and mystical ones. Gore, on the other hand, wrote a substantial number of silver fork novels and was the only one of the three who continued writing them into the 1840s. Among Gore’s best novels are The Hamiltons (1834), the story of a heartless dandy who marries a young girl and is then unfaithful; Mrs.

The Examiner (18 Nov. 1827). Repr. in The Collected Works of William Hazlitt. Ed. A. R. Waller and Arnold Glover. 12 vols. London: J. M. Dent, 1904. Google Book Search. Accessed online 21 Jan. 2010. Hughes, Winifred. ” Novel 25/3 (1992): 328–47. Hughes, Winifred. ” NineteenthCentury Literature 50/2 (Sept. 1995): 189–209. Hughes, Winifred. ” Dickens Studies Annual 25 (1996): 159–76. Jump, Harriet Devine, ed. Silverfork Novels, 1826– 1841. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2005. Kendra, April. ” Women’s Writing 11/1 (2004): 25–38.

Despite these large numbers, only two handfuls of fashionable authors have survived. Rosa suggests that only eight of them deserve attention; Hook, Ward, Lister, Disraeli, Bulwer, Blessington, Lady Charlotte Bury, and Catherine Gore. Further, he allows only Disraeli, Bulwer, and Gore more than historical interest. Of these three, Disraeli and Bulwer wrote only two fashionable novels apiece, Vivian Grey and The Young Duke (1831), and Pelham (1828) and Godolphin (1833), respectively. After that, Disraeli moved to political and social problem novels, while Bulwer turned to historical and mystical ones.

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