Literary Victorian Criticism

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By Kristina Richter

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2005 within the topic English Language and Literature stories - Literature, grade: 1,3, loose college of Berlin (Institut für Englische Philologie), direction: Hauptseminar, language: English, summary: 1.Introduction
Anthony Trollope, along with his works, offers us a standard instance of Victorian commodity tradition which he himself regarded via evaluating himself with shoemakers, carpenters and different creation employees. He observed writing novels as pleasurable the calls for of the patrons (the readers of his novels) and iteration of goods (his books) for the marketplace. After his demise, Trollope's autobiography was once released, and then his acceptance suffered much simply because humans figured out that he labored after a strict construction time table and, moreover, he admitted that he wrote for funds. He also known as the detest of cash fake and lost. different writers criticised his perspective simply because they claimed real author shouldn't be concerned about funds. Trollope, despite the fact that, maintained accounting books within which he famous the variety of pages he wrote, what number pages he wrote in line with hour and so on. He observed himself as a manufacturer of “marketable commodities” and a standard instance of this is often his novel The Eustace Diamonds, that is itself a satirical illustration of the circulate of commodities. within the novel, the nature of Lizzie Eustace, a tender widow, refuses to come back a worthy diamond necklace given to her by means of her overdue husband to his kinfolk, who claims it's a kin heirloom and, as a result, a part of their estate. She attempts every thing she will to maintain the diamonds, from faking a robbery of the diamonds to attempting to convince or even blackmail numerous males into marrying her and, therefore, conserving her from the legislations. She even commits perjury after the genuine robbery of the diamonds. What follows is an account of the felony debate approximately no matter if the necklace is an heirloom or paraphernalia and the social job attached to the controversy, that's encouraged by way of wishes, intrigues and social trade. And it's not basically the necklace that's regarded as a part of the circulate of commodities within the novel, however the ladies who're eligible for marriage also are taken care of within the related method. these are Lizzie, Lucy and Lucinda – their comparable names already recommend that they characterize 3 facets of an analogous subject, that's the commodification of girls within the marriage market.

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