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Title: Direct speech and the eclipse of the hero in some nineteenth century novels
Author: McLaughlin, Edward
ISNI:       0000 0001 3625 5142
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1990
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This thesis argues that the active, masculine, dominant, or substantial hero is virtually non-existent in the major English novel of the nineteenth century. Moreover, it contends that certain factors outwith the novel were responsible for changes in the perception of the hero in the nineteenth century. A major factor was the concept of Realism which modified the craft of the writer and the expectations of the novel reader. Another significant change was that middle-class ideology influenced the speech style of the hero in the nineteenth century English novel.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Literature