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By Peter Brooks

This article argues that melodrama is a vital mode of expression in smooth literature. After learning degree melodrama as a dominant renowned shape within the 1800s, the writer appears at Balzac and Henry James, to teach how those "realist" novelists created fiction utilizing rhetoric and way over melodrama.

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Walker, 1798), p. 250n. In this note Price is making a comparison with nearby Wollaton Hall, ‘a house, which for the riches of its ornaments in the near view, and the grandeur of its masses from every point, yields to few, if any, in the kingdom’. It is interesting that Turner’s only surviving sketches in the neighbourhood of Nottingham from his 1790 tour are of Wollaton Hall (‘Matlock’ sketchbook, D00246–7) but they were not worked up into designs for publication. 34 Reforming Landscape: Turner and Nottingham 22 J.

2 (Hereford: D. Walker, 1798), p. 250n. In this note Price is making a comparison with nearby Wollaton Hall, ‘a house, which for the riches of its ornaments in the near view, and the grandeur of its masses from every point, yields to few, if any, in the kingdom’. It is interesting that Turner’s only surviving sketches in the neighbourhood of Nottingham from his 1790 tour are of Wollaton Hall (‘Matlock’ sketchbook, D00246–7) but they were not worked up into designs for publication. 34 Reforming Landscape: Turner and Nottingham 22 J.

59; Shanes, Turner’s Picturesque Views, pp. 38–9. 37 Shanes, Turner’s Picturesque Views, pp. S. W. Turner: Romantic Painter of the Industrial Revolution (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1997), pp. 107–13. 38 Shanes, Turner’s Picturesque Views, pp. 18–23; E. T. ), Landscape and Power (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1994), pp. 103–26. 39 J. Coney, Architectural Beauties of Continental Europe in a Series of Views of Remarkable Ancient Edifices, Civil and Ecclesiastical, in France, the Low Countries, Germany and Italy (London: J.

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