Wilkie Collins and Other Sensation Novelists

Walking the Moral Hospital

  • Nicholas Rance

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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    Pages 1-17
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    Pages 37-50
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    Pages 64-80
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 169-199

About this book


Sensation fiction dominated the literary market in the 1860s. This book focuses on the roots of its emergence and demise, relating its rise to the crisis of faith in the ideology of self-help. Rance has also written "The Historical Novel and Popular Politics in 19th century England".


fiction naturalism novel

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicholas Rance
    • 1
  1. 1.Middlesex PolytechnicUK

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