Henry Longueville Mansel

Standard Name: Mansel, Henry Longueville


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Literary responses Mary Elizabeth Braddon
With these startling and popular early novels, MEB helped to initiate a new genre, initially called sensation fiction, which developed into the detective novel and thriller. The first sustained attack on the genre, a lengthy...
Reception Harriet Smythies
In April 1863 HS 's novel The Daily Governess; or, Self-Dependence (1861) was included as part of Henry Mansel 's attack on sensation novels in the Quarterly Review. Although HS was not a major...
Textual Features Ellen Wood
The plot and pacing of the novel differ markedly from East Lynne, and are more in the style of Charlotte Yonge than EW 's sensational contemporary Mary Elizabeth Braddon . While the theft of...


April 1863: Henry Mansel in the Quarterly Review attacked...

Writing climate item

April 1863

Henry Mansel in the Quarterly Review attacked sensation novels as preaching to the nerves and as indications of a wide-spread corruption, of which they are in part both the effect and the cause; called into...


Mansel, Henry Longueville. “Sensation Novels”. Quarterly Review, Vol.
, pp. 481-14.