Victorian Literature and Culture

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 184 pages
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This guide to Victorian Literature and Culture provides students with the ideal introduction to literature and its context from 1837-1900, including: - the historical, cultural and intellectual background including politics and economics, popular culture, philosophy - major writers and genres including the Brontes, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy, Trollope, Thackeray, Conan Doyle, Ibsen, Shaw, Hopkins, Rossetti and Tennyson - concise explanations of key terms needed to understand the literature and criticism - key critical approaches - a chronology mapping historical events and literary works and further reading including websites and electronic resources.

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I rarely enjoy a non-fiction book so much. Seemed like a very good overview, gave me a clear general image of Victorian culture. Read full review

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Maureen Moran is Professor of English Literature at Brunel University, London, UK.

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