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The Resource The German bestseller in the late nineteenth century, edited by Charlotte Woodford and Benedict Schofield

The German bestseller in the late nineteenth century, edited by Charlotte Woodford and Benedict Schofield

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The German bestseller in the late nineteenth century
Title
The German bestseller in the late nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
edited by Charlotte Woodford and Benedict Schofield
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The late nineteenth century was a crucial period for the development of German fiction. Political unification and industrialization were accompanied by the rise of a mass market for German literature, and with it the beginnings of the German bestseller. Offering escape, romance, or adventure, as well as insights into the modern world, nineteenth-century bestsellers often captured the imagination of readers well into the twentieth century and beyond. However, many have been neglected by scholars. This volume offers new readings of literary realism by focusing not on the accepted iontellectual canon but on commercially successful fiction in its material and social contexts. It investigates bestsellers form writers such as Freytag, Dahn, Jensen, Raabe, Viebig, Stifter, Auerbach, Storm, M诬lhausen, Marlitt, Suttner, and Thomas Mann. The contributions examine the aesthetic strategies that make the works such a success, and writers' attempts to appeal simultaneously on different levels to different readers. Writers tried to find freedom and be innovative, while also accommodating the expectations of publishers and the marketplace. This volume sheds light on the important effect of the mass market on the writing not just of popular works, but of German prose fiction on all levels
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Woodford, Charlotte.
  • Schofield, Benedict.
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • German fiction
  • Popular literature
Label
The German bestseller in the late nineteenth century, edited by Charlotte Woodford and Benedict Schofield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gustav Freytag's Soll und haben : politics, aesthetics, and the bestseller/ Benedict Schofield -- Felix Dahn's Ein kampf um rom : historical fiction as melodrama/ Todd Kontje -- Wilhelm Jensen and Wilhelm Raabe : literary value, evolutionary aesthetics, and competition in the marketplace/ Nicholas Saul -- Clara Viebig : using the genres of heimatkunst und grostadtroman to create bestselling novels/ Caroline Bland -- Buddenbrooks as bestseller/ Ernest Schonfield -- Homeliness and otherness : reflections on Stifter's Bergkristall/ Martin Swales -- Berthold Auerbach's Schwarzwalder dorfgeschichten : political and religious contexts of a nineteenth-century bestseller/ Anita Bunyan -- Theodor storm's Der schimmelreiter : schauerralismus or gothic realism in the family periodical/ Christiane Arndt -- Selling the experience of the new world : Balduin Mollhausen's novellistic imagination of America/ Peter C. Pfeiffer -- E. Marlitt's bestselling poetics/ Katrin Kohl -- Bertha von Suttner's Die waffen nieder! and Gabriele Reuter's Aus guter familie: sentimentality and social criticism / Charlotte Woodford -- Taking sex to market : Tagebuch einer Verlorenen: Von einer Toten and Josefine Mutzenbacher, Die Lebensgeschichte einer wienerischen Dirne, von ihr selbst erzahlt/ Elizabeth Boa
Control code
ocn761854539
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 286 p
Isbn
9781571134875
Lccn
2012003102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
unspecified
Label
The German bestseller in the late nineteenth century, edited by Charlotte Woodford and Benedict Schofield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gustav Freytag's Soll und haben : politics, aesthetics, and the bestseller/ Benedict Schofield -- Felix Dahn's Ein kampf um rom : historical fiction as melodrama/ Todd Kontje -- Wilhelm Jensen and Wilhelm Raabe : literary value, evolutionary aesthetics, and competition in the marketplace/ Nicholas Saul -- Clara Viebig : using the genres of heimatkunst und grostadtroman to create bestselling novels/ Caroline Bland -- Buddenbrooks as bestseller/ Ernest Schonfield -- Homeliness and otherness : reflections on Stifter's Bergkristall/ Martin Swales -- Berthold Auerbach's Schwarzwalder dorfgeschichten : political and religious contexts of a nineteenth-century bestseller/ Anita Bunyan -- Theodor storm's Der schimmelreiter : schauerralismus or gothic realism in the family periodical/ Christiane Arndt -- Selling the experience of the new world : Balduin Mollhausen's novellistic imagination of America/ Peter C. Pfeiffer -- E. Marlitt's bestselling poetics/ Katrin Kohl -- Bertha von Suttner's Die waffen nieder! and Gabriele Reuter's Aus guter familie: sentimentality and social criticism / Charlotte Woodford -- Taking sex to market : Tagebuch einer Verlorenen: Von einer Toten and Josefine Mutzenbacher, Die Lebensgeschichte einer wienerischen Dirne, von ihr selbst erzahlt/ Elizabeth Boa
Control code
ocn761854539
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 286 p
Isbn
9781571134875
Lccn
2012003102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
unspecified

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