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The Industrial Novels: Charlotte Bronte's Shirley, Charles Dickens' Hard Times and Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South

The Industrial Novels: Charlotte Bronte's Shirley, Charles Dickens' Hard Times and Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South (Hardback)

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This book provides a clear historical and theoretical framework for reading three important novels published in Britain in the second half of the nineteenth century. Examining the novels by Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Gaskell, the book offers an analysis of their strategies for radical reforms and for the restructuring of society and politics through improvements in the living and working conditions of the working class. The Industrial Novels begins with an introduction of the Industrial Revolution, which is then followed by chapters devoted to a detailed discussion of each novel. Through this, the book explores the negative social, political and economic effects of industrialization and urbanization, as reflected in Charlotte Bronte's Shirley (1849), Charles Dickens' Hard Times (1854), and Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South (1855). As such, the book will be of interest to academics and students in the fields of both literature and sociology.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsIndustrialisation & industrial history Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Publication Date: 01/12/2015 ISBN-13: 9781443882187  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Mehmet Akif Balkaya is Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at Aksaray University, Turkey, and a PhD candidate in the Department of English Literature and Culture at Atilim University, Ankara. His research interests include feminist theory, ecofeminism, drama, cultural studies, and poetry. He has published conference and journal papers on New Historicism, absurd drama, industrialism, and postcolonialism.

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