The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction

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Stanford University Press, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 696 pages
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An engaging guide to a rich literary heritage, The Stanford Companion presents a fascinating parade of novels, authors, publishers, editors, reviewers, illustrators, and periodicals that created the culture of Victorian fiction. Its more than 6,000 alphabetical entries provide an incomparable range of useful and little-known source material, its scholarship enlivened by the author's wit and candor.
 

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The canon of Victorian fiction represents only a minuscule fraction of the thousands of titles available to read. Here, in language often reflecting Victorian modes of expression, Sutherland makes ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
4
Section 3
5
Section 4
81
Section 5
97
Section 6
220
Section 7
238
Section 8
334
Section 16
517
Section 17
520
Section 18
549
Section 19
551
Section 20
552
Section 21
571
Section 22
580
Section 23
603

Section 9
343
Section 10
359
Section 11
390
Section 12
455
Section 13
470
Section 14
486
Section 15
502
Section 24
618
Section 25
645
Section 26
648
Section 27
655
Section 28
687
Section 29
691
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About the author (1990)

John Sutherland was born on October 9, 1938. After graduating from the University of Leicester in 1964, he began his academic career as an assistant lecturer in Edinburgh. He specializes in Victorian fiction, 20th century literature, and the history of publishing. He is Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus of Modern English Literature at University College, London and is currently teaching at the California Institute of Technology. He writes for The Guardian and is a well-known literary reviewer. He is the author of more than 20 books including Stephen Spender: The Authorized Biography, How to Read a Novel: A User's Guide, The Boy Who Loved Books, Curiosities of Literature, 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know, Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in 294 Lives, and Magic Moments: Life-Changing Encounters with Books, Film, Music. He is also the co-author, with Stephen Fender, of Love, Sex, Death and Words: Tales from a Year in Literature.

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