«Lewis' results serve to enlighten the reader on the details of Realist narrative, showing the communalities between the high and more popular literatures of the day. She has produced a study that will introduce the narratological context for Realist prose and serve as a touchstone for many future sociological and structural analyses of German realism.» (Katherine Arens, University of Texas at Austin)
About the Author
The Author: Virginia L. Lewis is currently Assistant Professor of German at Drake University. She received her Ph.D. in Modern German Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was an Annenberg Fellow. Much of the research for this book was completed while she was studying at the Universität Hamburg on a Fellowship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. Her publications include a short story and articles on neglected figures of nineteenth-century German literature.