Critical Edition of The Silence of Dean Maitland by Maxwell Gray

This volume includes a fully annotated edition of Maxwell Gray’s highly successful novel of 1886. A bestseller of its day, The Silence of Dean Maitland combines evocative descriptions of the English rural landscape, in the mould of George Eliot and Thomas Hardy, with a gripping plot reminiscent of the best sensation novels of the era. It was subsequently adapted for the stage and the screen. In addition to the main text, three specially commissioned scholarly articles discuss its significance as a novel, as well as its theatrical and cinematic adaptations. Students, researchers, and fans of Victorian literature will delight in rediscovering this forgotten classic—the fictional world of which is based on the Isle of Wight. Those with an interest in English landscape, crime and punishment, and questions of moral choice, particularly in an era profoundly impacted by the research and theories of Charles Darwin, will also find it a compelling read.

Kevin A. Morrison is Distinguished Professor in the School of Foreign Languages at Henan University, China. He is the author of, among other works, Victorian Liberalism and Material Culture: Synergies of Thought and Place, and editor of the Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction. A general editor of the journal Cultural History, and a member of the editorial board of Victorian Popular Fictions, he has taught at Rice University and Syracuse University in the USA and the National University of Singapore.

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ISBN: 1-5275-3489-8

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-3489-6

Release Date: 12th June 2019

Pages: 391

Price: £64.99