The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel

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Overview

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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"The essays are uniformly excellent...Geared for upper-division undergraduate English majors and beginning graduate students, this volume is clearly intended for classroom use but should also be in every library's collection." Choice

"The essays are uniformly excellent...Geared for upper-division undergraduate English majors and beginning graduate students, this volume is clearly intended for classroom use but should also be in every library's collection." Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107487017
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2013
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • File size: 821 KB

Meet the Author

Deirdre David is Professor Emerita of English at Temple University.
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Table of Contents

Chronology; Introduction Deirdre David; 1. The Victorian novel and its readers Kate Flint; 2. The business of Victorian publishing Simon Eliot; 3. A history of criticism of the Victorian novel James Eli Adams; 4. Victorian realism Caroline Levine; 5. Intellectual debate in the Victorian novel: religion and science John Kucich; 6. Race and the Victorian novel Patrick Brantlinger; 7. Social class and the Victorian novel Joseph W. Childers; 8. When gender meets sexuality in the Victorian novel Nancy Armstrong; 9. Victorian feelings Rachel Ablow; 10. Sensation and the fantastic in the Victorian novel Lyn Pykett; 11. The transatlantic novel in the nineteenth century Clare Pettitt; Guide to further reading; Index.
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