By Herbert F. Tucker
The Victorian interval was once a time of speedy cultural switch, which ended in a massive and sundry literary output. A New better half to Victorian Literature and Culture deals skilled advice to the literature of nineteenth-century Britain and its social and old context. This revised and accelerated variation includes contributions from over 30 major students who, coming near near the Victorian epoch from various positions and traditions, delve into the unruly complexities of the Victorian imagination.
Divided into 5 components, this new significant other surveys seven many years of heritage earlier than analyzing the keys stages in a Victorian lifestyles, the prime professions and walks of existence, the most important Victorian literary genres, and how Victorians outlined their individuals, their houses, and their nationwide identities. vital themes akin to sexuality, denominational religion, social classification, and worldwide empire tell each one chapter’s procedure. each one bankruptcy presents a complete bibliography of tested and rising scholarship.
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