A Companion to the Victorian Novel

A Companion to the Victorian Novel

Kenneth Womack


Victorian novels stay tremendously well known this day: a few remain made into motion pictures, whereas authors equivalent to Charles Dickens and George Eliot are firmly tested within the canon and taught in any respect degrees. those works have additionally attracted loads of severe consciousness, with a lot present scholarship analyzing the radical with regards to its ancient, political, and cultural contexts. This reference booklet is an introductory consultant to the Victorian novel, its history, and its legacy. every one bankruptcy is written through knowledgeable contributor and provides a clean account of earlier, present, and new instructions in scholarship.

The quantity is split into a number of vast sections, with chapters in every one part treating extra really good subject matters. the 1st part appears on the emergence of the Victorian novel and its literary precursors, with specific emphasis at the progress of serialization and the improvement of the unconventional of syndication. the second one explores major social and cultural features of nineteenth-century British literature, whereas the 3rd discusses the significant beneficial properties of other genres, similar to ghost tales, the Gothic, detective fiction, the social challenge novel, and modern movie variations. person authors are tested within the fourth part, whereas the 5th overviews a variety of severe ways and their software to nineteenth-century fiction.

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