A New Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture

A New Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture

by Herbert F. Tucker
     
 

The Victorian period was a time of rapid cultural change, which resulted in a huge and varied literary output. A New Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture offers experienced guidance to the literature of nineteenth-century Britain and its social and historical context. This revised and expanded edition comprises contributions from over 30 leading

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The Victorian period was a time of rapid cultural change, which resulted in a huge and varied literary output. A New Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture offers experienced guidance to the literature of nineteenth-century Britain and its social and historical context. This revised and expanded edition comprises contributions from over 30 leading scholars who, approaching the Victorian epoch from different positions and traditions, delve into the unruly complexities of the Victorian imagination.

Divided into five parts, this new companion surveys seven decades of history before examining the keys phases in a Victorian life, the leading professions and walks of life, the major Victorian literary genres, and the way Victorians defined their persons, their homes, and their national identities. Important topics such as sexuality, denominational faith, social class, and global empire inform each chapter’s approach. Each chapter provides a comprehensive bibliography of established and emerging scholarship.

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Victorian Studies (Indiana)
Victorian Poetry (West Virginia)
Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (Eleanor Courtemanche – University of Illinois)
Review 19 (Dartmouth)
Victorian Literature and Culture (Anne Humpherys – The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Nineteenth-Century Literature (California)
Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 (Rice University, Texas)
Victorians Institute Journal (Kentucky)
Nineteenth-Century Contexts (Barbara Black – Skidmore College)

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Journal of Victorian Culture (Rohan McWilliam – Anglia Ruskin University)
BAVS Newsletter (Dr Alexandra Lewis – University of Aberdeen)
Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies (Kirby-Jane Hallum – University of Otago)Essays in Criticism
TLS
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Dr Kirstie Blair, 18th and 19th Centuries Literature Editor, The Year’s Work in English Studies
English Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118624494
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/2014
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
582
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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