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A new companion to Victorian literature and culture

By: Tucker, Herbert F.(Edited by)

Part of the Blackwell companions to literature and culture series
1118624491 / 9781118624494
Hardback
820.9008
11/04/2014
Stock expected by 06/02/2020
England
25 cm xx, 561 pages
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The Victorian period was a time of rapid cultural change, whichresulted in a huge and varied literary output.

A New Companionto Victorian Literature and Culture offers experienced guidanceto the literature of nineteenth-century Britain and its social andhistorical context.

This revised and expanded edition comprisescontributions from over 30 leading scholars who, approaching theVictorian epoch from different positions and traditions, delve intothe unruly complexities of the Victorian imagination. Divided into five parts, this new companion surveys sevendecades of history before examining the keys phases in a Victorianlife, the leading professions and walks of life, the majorVictorian literary genres, and the way Victorians defined theirpersons, their homes, and their national identities.

Importanttopics such as sexuality, denominational faith, social class, andglobal empire inform each chapter?s approach.

Each chapterprovides a comprehensive bibliography of established and emergingscholarship.

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DSB Literary studies: general

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