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The Nineteenth-Century English Novel

Indian Institute of Technology Madras via NPTEL

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Overview

The Nineteenth-Century Novel course introduces student to the genre of the novel at its height in nineteenth-century Britain. Through a close study of the significant novels of the period the students will come to understand the nature of the plots and its complexities in relation to the social and cultural impulses of the period. 

Syllabus

Week 1  :   Introduction/ Jane Austen’s Persuasion (1818), Volume I, Chapters 1-6
Week 2  :  Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Volume I, Chapters 7-12 
Week 3  :  Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Volume II, Chapters 13-18
Week 4  :  Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Volume II, Chapters 19-24
Week 5  :  Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Book I, Chapters 1-6, and Book II, Chapters 1-3
Week 6  :  Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, Book II, Chapters 4-12
Week 7  :  Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, Book II, Chapters 13-21
Week 8  :  Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, Book II, Chapters 22-24 and Book III Chapters 1-6
Week 9  :  Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, Book III, Chapters 7-15
Week 10  :  R.L.Stevenson A Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), Chapters 1-4
Week 11  :  R.L.Stevenson A Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Chapters 5-7
Week 12  :  R.L.Stevenson A Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Chapters 8-10

Taught by

Prof. A. Divya

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