The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction

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With over 900 biographical entries, more than 600 novels synopsized, and a wealth of background material on the publishers, reviewers and readers of the age the Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction is the fullest account of the period's fiction ever published. Now in a second edition, the book has been revised and a generous selection of images have been chosen to illustrate various aspects of Victorian publishing, writing, and reading life.

Organised alphabetically, the ...

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Overview

With over 900 biographical entries, more than 600 novels synopsized, and a wealth of background material on the publishers, reviewers and readers of the age the Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction is the fullest account of the period's fiction ever published. Now in a second edition, the book has been revised and a generous selection of images have been chosen to illustrate various aspects of Victorian publishing, writing, and reading life.

Organised alphabetically, the information provided will be a boon to students, researchers and all lovers of reading. The entries, though concise, meet the high standards demanded by modern scholarship. The writing - marked by Sutherland's characteristic combination of flair, clarity and erudition - is of such a high standard that the book is a joy to read, as well as a definitive work of reference.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A remarkable achievement, an invaluable tool for understanding the Victorian literary milieu, and a first-rate bedside book as well." - TLS

"A pleasure to read and to handle." - Sunday Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408203903
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 1,196,461
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

John Sutherland is Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

A note on organisation

Abbreviations and short titles

Illustrations

THE COMPANION

Appendix A: Index of proper names and pseudonyms

Appendix B: Married and maiden names

Appendix C: Vanity Fair: the life cycle of a classic Victorian novel

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