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Reading and Misreading the Country House in the Novels of George Gissing: The Dangers of Fiction

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Reading and Misreading the Country House in the Novels of George Gissing : The Dangers of Fiction. / Hutcheon, Rebecca.

In: ELT Journal, Vol. 60, No. 3, 01.04.2017, p. 341-358.

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abstract = "Deciphering the perceived simplicity of the romance and idealisms of Isabel Clarendon as intentional and self-conscious intimates an entirely different view of the upper-class setting. Decoded, it appears as the site of precarious preset narratives that are precisely disposed to misreading and self-deception. Situating this early novel within the wider context of Gissing's works provides a better account of country house aesthetics than one based on the clear-cut dichotomy between {"}illusion and reality{"} that a chronological and biographical reading provokes. The focus of this argument is not to deny the presence of these concepts but rather to challenge the notion of their binary opposition through a rereading of the country house setting",
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