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The Realistic Imagination: English Fiction from Frankenstein to Lady Chatterly George Lewis Levine

The Realistic Imagination: English Fiction from Frankenstein to Lady Chatterly

George Lewis Levine

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ISBN : 9780226475516
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368 pages
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In The Realistic Imagination, George Levine argues that the Victorian realists and the later modernists were in fact doing similar things in their fiction: they were trying to use language to get beyond language. Levine sees the history of theMoreIn The Realistic Imagination, George Levine argues that the Victorian realists and the later modernists were in fact doing similar things in their fiction: they were trying to use language to get beyond language. Levine sees the history of the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century novel as a continuing process in which each generation of writers struggled to escape the grip of convention and attempted to create new language to express their particular sense of reality. As these attempts hardened into new conventions, they generated new attempts to break free.