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Cambridge History of Victorian Literature

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ISBN-10: 0521846250

ISBN-13: 9780521846257

Edition: 2012

Authors: Kate Flint

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"This collaborative History aims to become the standard work on Victorian literature for the twenty-first century. Well-known scholars introduce readers to their particular fields, discuss influential critical debates and offer illuminating contextual detail to situate authors and works in their wider cultural and historical contexts. Sections on publishing and readership and a chronological survey of major literary developments between 1837 and 1901, are followed by essays on topics including sexuality, sensation, cityscapes, melodrama, epic and economics. Victorian writing is placed in its complex relation to the Empire, Europe and America, as well as to Britain's component nations. The final chapters consider how Victorian literature, and the period as a whole, influenced twentieth-century writers. Original, lucid and stimulating, each chapter is an important contribution to Victorian literary studies. Together, the contributors create an engaging discussion of the ways in which the Victorians saw themselves and of how their influence has persisted"--
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Book details

List price: $275.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/1/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 787
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.014
Language: English

Notes on contributors
Introduction
Authors, Readers, and Publishers
Publishing and the materiality of the book
Victorian reading
Periodicals and reviewing
Writing Victoria's England
The expansion of Britain
High Victorianism
The fin de si�cle
Modes of Writing
Lyric and the lyrical
Epic
Melodrama
Sensation
Autobiography
Comic and satirical
Innovation and experiment
Writing for children
Matters of Debate
Education
Spirituality
Material
Economics and finance
History
Sexuality
Aesthetics
Science and literature
Subjectivity, psychology, and the imagination
Cityscapes
The rural scene: Victorian literature and the natural world
'The annihilation of space and time': literature and technology
Spaces of Writing
Spaces of the nineteenth-century novel
National and regional literatures
Britain and Europe
Victorian empire
Writing about America
Victorian Afterlives
1900 and the d�but de si�cle: poetry, drama, fiction
The future of Victorian literature
Select bibliography
Index