Serials to Graphic Novels: The Evolution of the Victorian Illustrated Book (Hardback)
  • Serials to Graphic Novels: The Evolution of the Victorian Illustrated Book (Hardback)
zoom

Serials to Graphic Novels: The Evolution of the Victorian Illustrated Book (Hardback)

(author)
£95.95
Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 28/02/2017
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The Victorian illustrated book came into being, flourished, and evolved during the nineteenth century. Catherine Golden offers a new framework for viewing the arc of this vibrant form and surveys the fluidity in styles of illustration in serial instalments, British and American periodicals, adult and children's literature, and - more recently - graphic novels.

Golden examines widely recognized illustrated texts, such as The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Rabbit, and finds new expressions of this traditional genre in present-day graphic novel adaptations of the works of Austen, Dickens, and Trollope, as well as Neo-Victorian graphic novels like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. She explores the various factors that contributed to the early popularity of the illustrated book - the growth of commodity culture, a rise in literacy, new printing technologies - and how these ultimately created a mass market for new fiction.

While existing scholarship on Victorian illustrators largely centres on the Household Edition of Dickens or the realist artists of the "Sixties", notably Fred Barnard and John Tenniel, this volume examines the lifetime of the Victorian illustrated book. It also discusses how a particular canon has been refashioned and repurposed for new generations of readers.

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813062297
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A well-researched and well-written overview of the development of the Victorian illustrated book, illuminating an under-studied area of scholarship and pointing to intriguing connections between Victorian illustrated books and contemporary graphic narratives. . . . Exceptionally insightful." - English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920

"Generously illustrated and highly informative. . . . The virtue of Golden's book is its wide scope, from eighteenth-century artists such as William Hogarth to recent developments in the graphic novel." - Dickens Quarterly

You may also be interested in...

Little Women
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
Ulysses
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
How to Live
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Under the Greenwood Tree
Added to basket
Jane Austen
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Sort Of Life
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Walden
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Zofloya
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Flatland
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
A Tale Of Love And Darkness
Added to basket
Wide Sargasso Sea
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
A Moveable Feast
Added to basket
Darkness Visible
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.