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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PART I Historical Contexts and Cultural Issues
PART II Forms of the Victorian Novel
PART III Victorian and Modern Theories of the Novel and the Reception of Novels and Novelists Then and Now

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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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