Gr 10 Up-This scholarly volume focuses on the most studied British writers from 1837 to 1901. As a fairly new medium, the Victorian novel was read as entertainment by the literate of all classes. After a lengthy introduction on major novelists and their works, 14 authoritative essays cover such topics as Victorian identity, feminist heroines, sexuality, class, money, and morality, as well as criticisms and comparisons of Victorian fiction. Notes accompany each well-documented selection. AP English students may find these critical essays useful when researching or reading Victorian fiction.-Pat Bender, The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.