The Cambridge companion to the Victorian novel /

"In the Victorian period, the British novel reached a wide readership and played a major role in the shaping of national and individual identity. As we come to understand the ways the novel contributed to public opinion on religion, gender, sexuality and race, we continue to be entertained and...

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Other Authors / Creators:David, Deirdre, 1934-
Format: Book
Edition:Second edition.
Imprint: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series:Cambridge companions to literature.
Table of Contents:
  • Chronology
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Victorian novel and its readers
  • 2. The business of Victorian publishing
  • 3. A history of criticism of the Victorian novel
  • 4. Victorian realism
  • 5. Intellectual debate in the Victorian novel: religion and science
  • 6. Race and the Victorian novel
  • 7. Social class and the Victorian novel
  • 8. When gender meets sexuality in the Victorian novel
  • 9. Victorian feelings
  • 10. Sensation and the fantastic in the Victorian novel
  • 11. The transatlantic novel in the nineteenth century
  • Guide to further reading
  • Index