The Victorian Age in Literature (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Victorian Age in Literature (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by G. K. Chesterton
     
 

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In The Victorian Age in Literature, published in 1913, Chesterton leaps into a concise overview of the outstanding writers of this era—discussing such poets as Robert Browning, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Matthew Arnold as well as the great novelists Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, William Makepeace Thackeray

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In The Victorian Age in Literature, published in 1913, Chesterton leaps into a concise overview of the outstanding writers of this era—discussing such poets as Robert Browning, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Matthew Arnold as well as the great novelists Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, William Makepeace Thackeray, and Charles Reade. He writes with his own unmistakable brand of  witty bravado, meditating on how George Eliot would write a Dickens character, or remarking that George Meredith was really, “at his best, a sort of daintily dressed Walt Whitman.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411463905
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
12/19/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
268
File size:
346 KB

Meet the Author


G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was known as the “prince of paradox,” and a prolific and influential English writer known for the wide-range of his talents, which included mysteries, fantasies, and Christian apologetics.  A spirited Catholic polemicist, he was the author of the beloved Father Brown mysteries, as well as of the classic metaphysical thriller, The Man Who Was Thursday.

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