Incorporating a broad range of contemporary scholarship, A History of Victorian Literature
presents an overview of the literature produced in Great Britain between 1830 and 1900, with fresh consideration of both major figures and some of the era's less familiar authors. Part of the Blackwell Histories of Literature series, the book describes the development of the Victorian literary movement and places it within its cultural, social and political context.
- A wide-ranging narrative overview of literature in Great Britain between 1830 and 1900, capturing the extraordinary variety of literary output produced during this era
- Analyzes the development of all literary forms during this period - the novel, poetry, drama, autobiography and critical prose - in conjunction with major developments in social and intellectual history
- Considers the ways in which writers engaged with new forms of social responsibility in their work, as Britain transformed into the world's first industrial economy
- Offers a fresh perspective on the work of both major figures and some of the era’s less familiar authors
Keywords: Dickens, Darwin, Matthew Arnold, Gaskell, Hardy, Henry James, Rossetti