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Faking It

Victorian Documentary Novels

Ellen Stockstill

Faking It analyzes Victorian novels containing supposedly authentic transcriptions of letters, diary entries, memoirs, travelogues, witness testimonies, newspaper clippings, and other documentary evidence that purportedly verify a narrative’s claims of truth.  Stockstill argues for a reexamination of the documentary novel’s affordances and even flexibility despite the form’s inherent constraints.

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Pages: 256 pages

Published: November 2023


ISBN: 9781638040798