The Silver Fork Novel: Fashionable Fiction in the Age of Reform.
In the early 19th century, novels about glamorous aristocratic and political life abounded. Condemned by critics in the time, and overshadowed by authors like Jane Austen since then, these novels are now interesting. Influenced by Austen, they were arguably tools of persuasion working on the British middle class for purposes of political reform. Cambridge UP. 2012, 2015. Paper. NEW. $28.00