Religion and the novel

Vance, Norman (2012) Religion and the novel. In: Kucich, John and Taylor, Jenny Bourne (eds.) The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880. The Oxford History of: The Novel in English, 3 . Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 476-491. ISBN 9780199560615

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Abstract

Religious fiction flourished throughout the period and beyond it, varied considerably in literary quality, and took many forms. There were novels of personal religious experience, novels of social life in which institutional religion contributed to the drama or the comedy of manners, novels engaging in specific kinds of religious controversy, and novels of religious doubt. In good novels and in bad these categories constantly overlapped, and interacted freely with or passed over into other more secular forms of fiction.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR0001 Literary history and criticism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR0750 Prose
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR4000 19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 17 May 2012 09:30
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2016 14:01
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39338

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