By Herbert F. Tucker
The Victorian interval was once a time of swift cultural switch, which led to an enormous and sundry literary output. A New spouse to Victorian Literature and Culture bargains skilled information to the literature of nineteenth-century Britain and its social and historic context. This revised and multiplied version contains contributions from over 30 best students who, forthcoming the Victorian epoch from various positions and traditions, delve into the unruly complexities of the Victorian imagination.
Divided into 5 elements, this new significant other surveys seven a long time of heritage prior to studying the keys stages in a Victorian lifestyles, the top professions and walks of lifestyles, the most important Victorian literary genres, and how Victorians outlined their people, their houses, and their nationwide identities. vital subject matters akin to sexuality, denominational religion, social type, and international empire tell each one chapter’s strategy. each one bankruptcy offers a accomplished bibliography of tested and rising scholarship.
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