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Ingham, Patricia

Works: 71 works in 407 publications in 4 languages and 13,123 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Didactic fiction  Domestic fiction  Pastoral fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Redactor, pre, Commentator for written text, Other
Classifications: PR4556, 823.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Patricia Ingham
The Brontës by Patricia Ingham( )

49 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 2,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book includes a chronology of the Brontes, suggestions for further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index."--Jacket
Jude the obscure by Thomas Hardy( )

39 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 2,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jude Fawley, poor and working-class, longs to study at the University of Christminster, but he is rebuffed, and trapped in a loveless marriage. He falls in love with his unconventional cousin Sue Bridehead, and their refusal to marry when free to do so confirms their rejection of and by the world around them. The shocking fate that overtakes them is an indictment of a rigid and uncaring society. -p.4 of cover
The language of gender and class : transformation in the Victorian novel by Patricia Ingham( )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Language of Gender and Class challenges widely-held assumptions about the study of the Victorian novel. Lucid, multilayered and cogently argued, this volume will provoke debate and encourage students and scholars to rethink their views on ninteenth-century literature. Examining six novels, Patricia Ingham demonstrates that none of the writers, male or female, easily accept stereotypes of gender and class. The classic figures of Angel and Whore are reassessed and modified. And the result, argues Ingham, is that the treatment of gender by the late nineteenth century is released
The odd women by George Gissing( )

16 editions published between 1893 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The impoverished Madden sisters are ill-equipped to support themselves when their father dies, and Monica sees her only chance of escape from a life of grinding misery in marriage. When she is befriended by two independent women, who strive to educate single women to take control of their destinies, the choices that lie ahead for all of them are starkly defined."--Publisher description
Thomas Hardy by Patricia Ingham( Book )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hardy was born before the invention of the car, the telephone, and the aeroplane, when no woman could vote, when there were different rules for men and women wanting to divorce, and education was the preserve of the upper classes. He lived to see the Zeppelins over London, new divorce laws, wider educational opportunities, votes for women, and the questioning of religion. In novels such as Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure Hardy engaged directly with the issues of the day, and his fiction resonates with contemporary concerns. Patricia Ingham explores the interconnections between life and art, and shows how modern interpretations on film and television create new contexts in which to read the works afresh." "The book includes a chronology of Thomas Hardy's life and times, suggestions for further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index."--Jacket
Dickens, women, and language by Patricia Ingham( Book )

19 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characterizes Dicken's novelistic language by relating it to linguistic representations of women in contemporary non-fictional works (handbooks on womanly conduct, documentary works on prostitution, and Florence Nightingale's Cassandra). This analysis reveals that Dickens' individual account of the womanly ideal is shot through with contradiction. Fallen women are both disgraced and valuable, worthless and powerful; "ideal" women are desirable and undesirable, passive and yet destructive of the very social structure they are supposed to sustain. The book's conclusion is that the ambiguous struggle between convention and dissent in the language Dicken's uses for representing women charges his novels with their uneasy excitement and power
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of life in a quiet English country town in the mid-nineteenth century follows the adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle-aged spinster sisters living in reduced circumstances
North and south by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

19 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From her home ground, her father's comfortably middle-class living in Hampshire and her aunt's establishment in Harley Street, Margaret is exiled to the ugly northern industrial town of Milton. Surprisingly, her social consciousness awakens. It is intensified by a relationship with the local mill-owner, Thornton, that combines passionate attraction with fierce opposition. The novel explores the exploitation of the working class, linking the plight of workers with that of women and probing the myth and reality of the 'north-south divide'
The life and adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set partly in America, which Dickens had visited in 1842, the novel includes a scaring satire on the United States. Martin Chuzzlewit, Sr., is surrounded by a greedy, grasping, selfish family: Anthony Chuzzlewit, his brother; the villainous Jonas, Anthony's son; and Seth Pecksniff, a crafty hypocrite. Detecting incipient selfishness and greed in his grandson, young Martin, Chuzzlewit turns him from the house almost penniless; Martin is in love with Mary Graham, an orphan raised by the old Chuzzlewit. Thus turned away, Martin travels to U.S. with his loyal friend and servant, Mark Tapley. Here he becomes an architect for the Eden Land Corporation, a fraudulent enterprise in which he loses everything. He contracts a fever and almost dies. He returns home to England, cured of his selfishness by his difficult experiences in America, his grandfather accepts him, and he and Mary Graham are married. A subplot deals with Jonas Chuzzlewit, who tries to poison his old father, murders Montague Tigg because Tigg knows his secret, and marries Mercy Pecksniff, making her utterly miserable. He commits suicide to save his neck from the gallows. Sarah Gamp, one of Dicken's most memorable characters, appears in this novel
Essays in memory of Richard Helgerson : laureations by Kathy Lavezzo( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in Memory of Richard Helgerson: Laureations brings together new essays by leading literary scholars of the British and European middle ages and early modern period who have been influenced by the groundbreaking scholarship of Richard Helgerson. The contributors evince the ongoing impact of Helgerson's work in critical debates including those of nationalism, formal analysis, and literary careerism
Invisible writing and the Victorian novel : readings in language and ideology by Patricia Ingham( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study offers readings of six Victorian novels to illustrate how texts encode assumptions and social meaning, and offers a detailed basis for the theorizing of the relationship between language and ideology
Desperate remedies : a novel by Thomas Hardy( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardy's first published work, Desperate Remedies moves the sensation novel into new territory. The anti-hero, Aeneas Manston, as physically alluring as he is evil, even fascinates the innocent Cytherea, though she is in love with another man. When he cannot seduce her, Manston resorts to deception and blackmail, and ever more desperate measures to achieve his ends. Yet this compelling story also raises the great questions underlying Hardy's major novels, which relate to the injustice of the class system, the treatment of women, probability and causality. This edition shows for the first time that the sensation novel was always Hardy's natural medium. - Back cover
American notes for general circulation by Charles Dickens( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Charles Dickens set out for America in 1842 he was the most famous man of his day to travel there -- curious about the revolutionary new civilization that had captured the English imagination. His frank and often humorous descriptions cover everything from his comically wretched sea voyage to his sheer astonishment at the magnificence of the Niagara Falls, while he also visited hospitals, prisons and law courts and found them exemplary. But Dickens's opinion of America as a land ruled by money, partly built on slavery, with a corrupt press and unsavoury manners, provoked a hostile reaction on both sides of the Atlantic. American Notes is an illuminating account of a great writer's revelatory encounter with the New World."--Publisher's description
The woodlanders by Thomas Hardy( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Danish and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young Grace Melbury chooses the wrong suitor to marry the lives of her two loves and their entire community are affected
The pursuit of the well-beloved ; & the well-beloved by Thomas Hardy( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing the 1892 serial version as well as the version that appeared in book form in 1897, this volume makes available one of Thomas Hardy's lesser-known works. At the center of the story is a sculptor obsessed with the ideal woman, who falls in love with three women in the same family, each of a different generation. Considering the storyline's possibilities, Hardy presents two different "what-ifs."
Bleak house by Charles Dickens( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The labyrinthine, ingenious plot of Bleak House focuses on the seemingly endless lawsuit Jarndyce and Jarndyce, an inheritance dispute that has been moving through the courts for years. Dozens of characters, including the innocent young narrator Esther Summerson, her friends Richard Carstone and Ada Clare, and the jaded aristocrats Sir Leicester and Lady Honoria Dedlock, are directly or indirectly caught up in the case. Written in bold and inventive language, Bleak House is Dickens's epic vision of Victorian society
The Bronts : Authors in Context by Patricia Ingham( )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary creativity of the Bront--euml--; sisters, who between them wrote some of the most enduring fiction in the English language, continues to fascinate and intrigue modern readers. Their novels, which so shocked their contemporaries, address the burning issues of the day: class, gender, race, religion, and mental disorders. As well as examining these connections, Patricia Ingham also shows how film and other media have reinterpreted the novels for the twenty-first century. - ;The extraordinary creativity of the Bront--euml--; sisters, who between them wrote some of the most enduri
American notes by Charles Dickens( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank and humorous description of the author's 1842 visit to America
Tess of the d'Urbervilles : an authoritative text ; Hardy and the novel ; criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ne'er-do-well exploits his gentle daughter's beauty for social advancement in this masterpiece of tragic fiction. Hardy's 1891 novel defied convention to focus on the rural lower class for a frank treatment of sexuality and religion. Then and now, his sympathetic portrait of a victim of Victorian hypocrisy offers compelling reading
Charlotte Brontë by Patsy Stoneman( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the novels in the context of Charlotte Brontë's life and times, Patsy Stoneman emphasises her persistent engagement with power relations - within families, between classes and between men and women - and the changing narrative strategies with which she explores them. While keeping close to the words of the page, the book is informed by the critical perspectives of feminism, cultural materialism and postcolonialism
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The language of gender and class : transformation in the Victorian novel
Jude the obscureThe language of gender and class : transformation in the Victorian novelThe odd womenThomas HardyDickens, women, and languageCranfordNorth and southThe life and adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit
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インガム, パトリシャ