A Companion to the Victorian Novel

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Patrick Brantlinger, William Thesing
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 528 pages
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The Companion to the Victorian Novel provides contextual andcritical information about the entire range of British fictionpublished between 1837 and 1901.

  • Provides contextual and critical information about the entirerange of British fiction published during the Victorianperiod.

  • Explains issues such as Victorian religions, class structure,and Darwinism to those who are unfamiliar with them.

  • Comprises original, accessible chapters written by renowned andemerging scholars in the field of Victorian studies.

  • Ideal for students and researchers seeking up-to-the-minutecoverage of contexts and trends, or as a starting point for asurvey course.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART I Historical Contexts and Cultural Issues
9
PART II Forms of the Victorian Novel
225
PART III Victorian and Modern Theories of the Novel and the Reception of Novels and Novelists Then and Now
385
Index
478
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About the author (2008)

Patrick Brantlinger is Rudy Professor of English at IndianaUniversity, Bloomington. He is the author of The Reading Lesson:The Threat of Mass Literacy in Nineteenth-Century BritishFiction (1998), Fictions of State: Culture and Credit inBritain 1694–1994 (1996), Rule of Darkness: BritishLiterature and Imperialism 1830–1914 (1990), andCrusoe’s Footprints: Cultural Studies in Britain andAmerica (1990).

William B. Thesing is Professor of English at theUniversity of South Carolina, Columbia. He is the author of TheLondon Muse: Victorian Poetic Responses to the City (1982) andthe editor of five volumes in Gale’s Dictionary ofLiterary Biography: Victorian Prose Writers before 1867 (1986),Victorian Prose Writers after 1867 (1987), VictorianWomen Poets (1998), British Short-Fiction Writers,1880–1914: The Realist Tradition (1994), and LateNineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century British Women Poets(2001). He recently edited Caverns of Night: Coal Mines in Art,Literature, and Film (2000).

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