Review 19: An Online Review of New Books on English and American Literature of the 19th Century
 

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Maia McAleavey
THE BIGAMY PLOT: SENSATION AND CONVENTION IN THE VICTORIAN NOVEL
(Cambridge, 2015) x + 238pp
Reviewed by Shirley Foster on 2016-07-27.

This study deals with stories of bigamy -- what Maia McAleavey terms "the bigamy plot"...
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Mary Hammond
CHARLES DICKENS'S GREAT EXPECTATIONS: A CULTURAL LIFE, 1860-2012
(Ashgate Studies in Publishing History, 2015) 312 pp.
Reviewed by Claire Wood on 2016-07-14.

Great Expectations once seemed an unlikely candidate for the cultural status it...
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Rebecca Rainof
THE VICTORIAN NOVEL OF ADULTHOOD: PLOT AND PURGATORY IN FICTIONS OF MATURITY
(Ohio, 2015) xii + 252 pp.
Reviewed by Rebecca N. Mitchell on 2016-07-14.

This study opens by recalling Jonah's journey into the belly of the whale. What might...
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