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A Companion to the Victorian Novel
by William Baker (Editor); Kenneth Womack (Editor)
Call Number: PR871 .C64 2002
Publication Date: 2002-01-30
Victorian novels remain enormously popular today: some continue to be made into films, while authors such as Charles Dickens and George Eliot are firmly established in the canon. These works have also attracted a great deal of critical attention, with much current scholarship examining the novel in relation to its historical, political, and cultural contexts. This reference book is an introductory guide to the Victorian novel, its background, and its legacy.
A Companion to the Victorian Novel
by Patrick Brantlinger (Editor); William B. Thesing (Editor)
Call Number: PR871 .C643 2005
Publication Date: 2005-03-25
Provides contextual and critical information about the entire range of British fiction published during the Victorian period. Explains issues such as Victorian religions, class structure, and Darwinism to those who are unfamiliar with them.
The Victorians were as fascinated by the nature of crime and horror as we are today. As technology and other cultural changes seemed to rush them towards an unknown and perhaps terrifying future fraught with scientific advances that shook traditional beliefs, the Victorian imagination took flight. The resulting literature explored transgressions both physical and spiritual, deploying characters in new ways that pitted smug, middle-class values against nefarious social and metaphysical demons. The reading for this class will include literature across genres that explores the way the Victorians wrestled with deviance from social norms in both the natural and the supernatural realms.
Victorian Studies, which began publication in 1956, is devoted to the study of English culture of the Victorian period. It includes interdisciplinary articles on comparative literature, social and political history, and the histories of education, philosophy, fine arts, economics, law, and science.
"Our mandate is to publish the best original international research in this interdisciplinary field, as well as to provide critical reviews of new books in Victorian studies by experts from around the world. Finally, our regular Victorian Review forum provides a unique venue in which diverse scholarly voices may address a topic from multiple points of view."
Encourages high quality original work concerned with all areas of Victorian literature and culture, including music and the fine arts. The journal presents work at the cutting edge of current research, including exciting new studies in untouched subjects or new methodologies.
Scholars of literary history and theory turn to Nineteenth-Century Literature for the newest research and thought on all English-language writers of the nineteenth century. Every issue offers 150 pages of important articles, a convenient section of article abstracts, review essays, and an annotated bibliography of recent books published in the field of nineteenth-century literature.
The Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature spans the full sweep of literary genres, figures, and global reach that define this influential period, blending accessibility with an unmatched breadth of coverage and authoritative scholarship.
More than 500 alphabetical entries chart the age in which Dickens lived and worked, the places which were significant to him, and the ideas and social theories of his time. Also included is a complete chronology of Dickens's life, a list of characters and of abbreviations, a thematic overview, an extensive bibliography, and over 50 beautiful black-and-white illustrations and four maps to complement the volume.
PR 1-9680 - English Literature PR 451-469 - 19th century PR 781-788 - Victorian prose PR 871-878 - Victorian prose fiction. The novel. PR 3991-5990 - 19th century individual authors (1770/1800-1890/1900)
Cambridge History of English and American Literature
A comprehensive encyclopedia of English and American literature derived from individual print editions of The Cambridge History of English literature and The Cambridge History of American literature, published between 1907 and 1921. Vol. XIII Covers Victorian literature, including novelists.