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This book introduces students to the Victorian novel and its contexts, teaching strategies for reading and researching nineteenth-century literature. Combining close reading with background information and analysis it considers the Victorian novel as a product of the industrial age by focusing on popular texts including Dickens's Oliver Twist, Gaskell's North and South and Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge. The Victorian Novel in Context examines the changing readership resulting from the growth of mass literacy and the effect that this had on the form of the novel. Taking texts from the early, mid and late Victorian period it encourages students to consider how serialization shaped the nineteenth-century novel. It highlights the importance of politics, religion and the evolutionary debate in ‘classic' Victorian texts. Addressing key concerns including realist writing, literature and imperialism, urbanization and women's writing, it introduces students to a variety of the most important critical approaches to the novels. Introducing texts, contexts and criticism, this is a lively and up-to-date resource for anyone studying the Victorian novel.

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Structured in 3-parts, this book focuses on immediate contexts, key texts, and wider contexts enables development from background issues through the actual literary texts to criticism and afterlives.

Synopsis:

Guiding students through immediate contexts, key texts, and wider contexts of the Victorian novel, this book explores all the major writers and their subsequent afterlives.

Synopsis:

This book introduces students to the Victorian novel and its contexts, teaching strategies for reading and researching nineteenth-century literature. Combining close reading with background information and analysis it considers the Victorian novel as a product of the industrial age by focusing on popular texts including Dickens's Oliver Twist, Gaskell's North and South and Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge. The Victorian Novel in Context examines the changing readership resulting from the growth of mass literacy and the effect that this had on the form of the novel. Taking texts from the early, mid and late Victorian period it encourages students to consider how serialization shaped the nineteenth-century novel. It highlights the importance of politics, religion and the evolutionary debate in ‘classic' Victorian texts. Addressing key concerns including realist writing, literature and imperialism, urbanization and women's writing, it introduces students to a variety of the most important critical approaches to the novels. Introducing texts, contexts and criticism, this is a lively and up-to-date resource for anyone studying the Victorian novel.

Table of Contents

Series Preface \ Acknowledgements \ Introduction \ Part I: Contexts \ 1. Victorianism \ 2. Literary Context \ Part II: Texts \ 3. Readings of Key Texts \ Part III: Wider Contexts \ 4. Critical Context \ 5. Afterlives and adaptations \ Bibliography \ Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781847064899
Author:
Moore, Grace
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Texts and Contexts
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.52 x 5.36 x 1.111 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Literary History » British » 19th Century
History and Social Science » Military » General History
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Reference » Science Reference » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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"Synopsis" by , Structured in 3-parts, this book focuses on immediate contexts, key texts, and wider contexts enables development from background issues through the actual literary texts to criticism and afterlives.
"Synopsis" by ,
Guiding students through immediate contexts, key texts, and wider contexts of the Victorian novel, this book explores all the major writers and their subsequent afterlives.
"Synopsis" by ,
This book introduces students to the Victorian novel and its contexts, teaching strategies for reading and researching nineteenth-century literature. Combining close reading with background information and analysis it considers the Victorian novel as a product of the industrial age by focusing on popular texts including Dickens's Oliver Twist, Gaskell's North and South and Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge. The Victorian Novel in Context examines the changing readership resulting from the growth of mass literacy and the effect that this had on the form of the novel. Taking texts from the early, mid and late Victorian period it encourages students to consider how serialization shaped the nineteenth-century novel. It highlights the importance of politics, religion and the evolutionary debate in ‘classic' Victorian texts. Addressing key concerns including realist writing, literature and imperialism, urbanization and women's writing, it introduces students to a variety of the most important critical approaches to the novels. Introducing texts, contexts and criticism, this is a lively and up-to-date resource for anyone studying the Victorian novel.
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