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Adams, James Eli
A History of Victorian Literature
Blackwell History of Literature

1. Edition March 2009
175.- Euro
2009. 478 Pages, Hardcover
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ISBN 978-0-631-22082-4 - John Wiley & Sons

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A History of Victorian Literature offers a wide-ranging narrative overview of literature in Great Britain between 1830 and 1900 exploring the extraordinarily varied literary production and reception of the Victorian age, with fresh considerations of major figures and new attention to neglected and less familiar careers. Drawing on a broad range of contemporary scholarship, this book analyzes the development of literary forms-the novel, poetry, drama, autobiography and critical prose-in conjunction with major developments in social and intellectual history.

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Note on Citations.

Introduction: Locating Victorian Literature.

1. "The Times are Unexampled": Literature.

in the Age of Machinery, 1830-1850.

2. Crystal Palace and Bleak House: Expansion.

and Anomie, 1851-1873.

3. The Rise of Mass Culture and the Specter.

of Decline, 1873-1901.


Works Cited.




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