Another Mediocrity: Victorian Realism and Local Detachment

Toogood, Michael.


  • Abstract: What do we mean when we call something "mediocre"? Why do we notice the normality of certain novelists, genres, and people - and why do we then give it a label that sets it apart from other types of literary and cultural convention? This dissertation answers these questions by exploring the work of three "mediocre" Victorian realists: Anthony Trollope, Elizabeth Gaskell, and George Mered... read more
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