Ouida and Victorian Popular Culture (Nineteenth Century) by Andrew King,Jane Jordan

By Andrew King,Jane Jordan

'Ouida,' the pseudonym of Louise Ramé (1839-1908), used to be the most effective, widely-circulated and tailored of Victorian well known novelists, with a readership that ranged from Vernon Lee, Oscar Wilde and Ruskin to the anonymous newspaper readers and subscribers to lending libraries. reading the variety and diversity of Ouida’s literary output, inclusive of journalism in addition to fiction, unearths her to be either a literary seismometer, delicate to the big shifts in style and e-book practices of the second one half the 19th century, and a fierce protector of her self sufficient imaginative and prescient. This assortment bargains a significantly new view of Ouida, supporting us thereby to reconsider our perceptions of well known girls writers often, theatrical version in their fiction, and their engagements with imperialism, nationalism and cosmopolitanism. The volume's usefulness to students is better by way of new bibliographies of Ouida's fiction and journalism in addition to of British level diversifications of her work.

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