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1830): 625–6. Review of Almack’s [by Marianne Spencer Hudson (née Stanhope)]. Athenaeum 3095 (19 Feb. 1887): 252–3. Review of Crockford’s, or Life in the West [by C. Deale or Henry Luttrell]. Athenaeum 6 (5 Feb. 1828): 83. Review of The Exclusives [by Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Bury (née Campbell)]. Athenaeum 112 (16 Dec. 1829): 782–4. Review of Matilda; a Tale of the Day. The Monthly Review 107 (Aug. 1825): 435–44. Google Book Search. Accessed online 19 Jan. 2010. Review of The Merchant’s Daughter, by the Author of The Heiress, Agnes Serle, &c.
Similarly, the first movement of Oliver Twist focuses on how Oliver’s oppression for allegedly being the son of a prostitute motivates his flight from the workhouse system implemented by the New Poor Law, which ultimately leads to his capture by Fagin’s criminal underworld. Similarly, Paul Clifford begins by narrating the protagonist’s adoption by a virtuous widow, his unjust imprisonment, and the corruption that results. Third, and most broadly, whereas the quasi-biographical plot of Newgate novels ideologically foregrounds and naturalizes the inevitability of fate and the pervasiveness of “carceral” strictures on the choices and opportunities available to individuals, the mystery-and-detection plot of sensation novels ideologically foregrounds and naturalizes the inevitability of discovery and the pervasiveness of surveillance.
Is a ‘sure card,’ as Mrs. Gore found out when she played it so dextrously on behalf of her Cecil . ” (1866: 330). While Colburn’s puffs may have sold books, they did not always persuade reviewers. ” The impudence of this is too sublime; for the writer of these volumes has about as much knowledge of the manners and habits of civilized society as we have of the natives of Timbuctoo. (1828: 83) Even though not always successful, Colburn’s role in promoting silver fork fiction contributed greatly to its status as a commodity text, one produced by a publisher such as Colburn who “from the returns of his ledger .
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