Victorian Literature is a comprehensive and fully annotated anthology with a flexible design that allows teachers and students to pursue traditional or innovative lines of inquiry—from the canon to its extensions and its contexts.
- Represents the period's major writers of prose, poetry, drama, and more, including Tennyson, Arnold, the Brownings, Carlyle, Ruskin, the Rossettis, Wilde, Eliot, and the Brontës
- Promotes an ideologically and culturally varied view of Victorian society with the inclusion of women, working-class, colonial, and gay and lesbian writers
- Incorporates recent scholarship with 5 contextual sections and innovative sub-sections on topics like environmentalism and animal rights; mass literacy and mass media; sex and sexuality; melodrama and comedy; the Irish question; ruling India and the Indian Mutiny and innovations in print culture
- Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the field with a focus on social, cultural, artistic, and historical factors
- Includes a fully annotated companion website for teachers and students offering expanded context sections, additional readings from key writers, appendices, and an extensive bibliography
Keywords: studying literature, 19th century english literature, British literature, Dickens, Wordsworth, Kipling, the woman question, George Eliot, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Henry James, Pre-Raphaelites, Rossetti, Darwin, John Stuart Mill, Tennyson, English Literature, English Literature