A Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture / Edition 1

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Overview

Thirty leading Victorianists from around the world collaborate here in a multidimensional analysis of the breadth and sweep of modern Britain's longest, unruliest literary epoch.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Each of the very varied contributions - there are 29 of them inall - is well equipped with exhaustive and up-to-datebibliographies, invaluable for further studies. There is also anexcellent index. Altogether, therefore, this is an admirable andenduring book, which should certainly be added to the referencedepartments of all self-respecting university libraries - and agreat many civic and municipal libraries, as well." Languagesand Literature

"This book has been planned to meet both short-term andlong-range needs. It is a reference work for consultation. " TheVictorian Newsletter

"...Tucker's Companion, with its extensive range oftopics (some truly original and rarely dealt with in similarbooks), its well-documented essays, and constant degree of seriousscholarship, apears indeed as an extremely valuable tool forstudents and scholars alike, and a major contribution to Victoriancriticism." The Journal of the South Central Modern LanguageAssociation

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Meet the Author

Herbert F. Tucker is Professor of English at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, where he is also Associate Editor of New Literary History. His previous publications include Browning's Beginnings: The Art of Disclosure (1980), Tennyson and the Doom of Romanticism (1988) and Critical Essays on Alfred Lord Tennyson (1993).

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Table of Contents

Part I: History In Focus:.

1. 1832: Finding the Beginning: Lawrence Poston.

2. 1848: Revolution and Reform: Antony H. Harrison.

3. 1870: Linda K. Hughes.

4. 1897: Stephen Arata.

Part II: Passages Of Life:.

5. Growing Up: Childhood: Claudia Nelson.

6. Moving Out: Adolescence: Chris R. Vanden Bossche.

7. Growing Old: Age: Teresa Mangum.

8. Passing On: Death: Gerhard Joseph and Herbert F. Tucker.

9. Victorian Sexualities: James Eli Adams.

Part III: Walks Of Life:.

10. Clerical: Christine L. Krueger.

11. Legal: Simon Petch.

12. Medical: Lawrence Rothfield.

13. Military: John R. Reed.

14. Educational: Thomas William Heyck.

15. Administrative: Robert Newsom.

16. Financial: Christina Crosby.

17. Industrial: Herbert Sussman.

18. Commercial: Jennifer Wicke.

19. Spectacle: Joss Marsh.

20. Publishing: Richard D. Altick.

Part IV: Kinds Of Writing: .

21. Poetry: E. Warwick Slinn.

22. Fiction: Hilary Schor.

23. Drama: Alan Fischler.

24. Life Writing: Timothy Peltason.

25. Sage Writing: Linda H. Petersen.

26. Literary Criticism: David E. Latane, Jr.

Part V: Borders: Skins / Walls / Shores:.

27. Under Victorian Skins: Helena Michie.

28. On the Parapets of Privacy: Karen Chase and MichaelLevenson.

29.'Then on the Shore of the Wide World': The Victorian Nationand Its Others: James Buzard.

Index .

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