The Victorian Period: The Intellectual and Cultural Context of English Literature, 1830-1890
Longman, Jan 1, 1993 - Literary Collections - 299 pages
This provides students of literature with a critical introduction to the major genres in their historical and cultural context.
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The Sense of Time and the Uses of History
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