The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel

by Deirdre David
     
 

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In the Victorian period, the British novel reached a wide readership and played a major role in the shaping of national and individual identity. As we come to understand the ways the novel contributed to public opinion on religion, gender, sexuality and race, we continue to be entertained and enlightened by the works of Dickens, George Eliot, Thackeray, Trollope

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In the Victorian period, the British novel reached a wide readership and played a major role in the shaping of national and individual identity. As we come to understand the ways the novel contributed to public opinion on religion, gender, sexuality and race, we continue to be entertained and enlightened by the works of Dickens, George Eliot, Thackeray, Trollope and many others. This second edition of the Companion to the Victorian Novel has been updated fully, taking account of new research and critical methodologies. There are four new chapters and the others have been thoroughly updated, as has the guide to further reading. Designed to appeal to students, teachers and readers, these essays reflect the latest approaches to reading and understanding Victorian fiction.

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"Teachers and students should certainly seek this volume out."
Patrick Parrinder, Victorian Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521182157
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2012
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
1,063,822
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Deirdre David is Professor Emerita of English at Temple University.

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