Victorian Literature is a finished and completely annotated anthology with a versatile layout that enables lecturers and scholars to pursue conventional or cutting edge strains of inquiry – from the canon to its extensions and its contexts.
• Represents the period’s significant writers of prose, poetry, drama, and extra, together with Tennyson, Arnold, the Brownings, Carlyle, Ruskin, the Rossettis, Wilde, Eliot, and the Brontës
• Promotes an ideologically and culturally assorted view of Victorian society with the inclusion of girls, working-class, colonial, and homosexual and lesbian writers
• accommodates fresh scholarship with five contextual sections and leading edge sub-sections on subject matters like environmentalism and animal rights; mass literacy and mass media; intercourse and sexuality; melodrama and comedy; the Irish query; ruling India and the Indian Mutiny and innovations in print tradition
• Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the sector with a spotlight on social, cultural, inventive, and historic components
• features a totally annotated better half site for lecturers and scholars providing increased context sections, extra readings from key writers, appendices, and an in depth bibliography
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Our method of one universal ancient norm, the lengthy 19th century (1789–1914), permits us to make contrasts and comparisons throughout a large span of time and to incorporate texts that have been released sooner than and after Victoria’s reign through writers who got here into prominence in the course of that reign. evaluate Our choice of ninety-five authors and 5 contexts is mixed in either revealed e-book and web site. We intend that the booklet and its site be thought of a unmarried textual content, a representation of Victorian literature in its kind and complexity. The desk of Contents lists the contexts within the ebook, the extra internet context sections, and the authors in either the print e-book and internet publication. for an entire checklist, see the Index of Authors and Titles on the internet. additionally on the net are hyperlinks to chronologies of the Victorian interval, weblinks, maps, tables, illustrations, images, hyperlinks to recorded voices, and bibliographies. all through, we frequently use the 1st released types, representing them within the texts first learn through their contemporaries. All are supplied with clean and accomplished annotation of techniques, names, areas, overseas expressions, and ideas the place useful, in addition to cross-references to different texts. Highlights, ideas, and New fabrics Many longer texts are integrated whole, together with brief tales by way of Doyle and Kipling; lengthy poems by way of Barrett Browning, FitzGerald, Tennyson, Robert Browning, Arnold, Dante Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, Morris, Swinburne, and Hopkins. mammoth prose extracts also are incorporated from Carlyle, Sarah Stickney Ellis, Newman, Martineau, Mill, Darwin, Ruskin, Nightingale, and Pater. now we have additionally collected fabrics now not often anthologized: working-class literature, together with diaries and poems; writings on women’s prestige and campaigns, from Sarah Ellis to Martineau and Norton; writing at the Crimean warfare (diaries, poems, and a conflict correspondent’s column); poems at the subject matter of Sappho as version and excellent poet; comedian verse and hymns; dialect and rural poetry; radical and patriotic writing; same-sex love literature; and tribute poems, from one writer to a different. Preface xlvi Contexts and Multimedia For greater than part a century, Victorian literature has been allied in collage and college classes with Victorian reports, the interdisciplinary exam of the period. it truly is now authorized that Victorian literature could be learn inside of and opposed to the multilayered cultural stipulations within which the writing was once produced and browse. additional, many texts that have been previously relegated to “background” different types, as effectively within the area of, for example, politics or technological know-how, faith or artwork heritage, at the moment are accorded prestige inside of literary research itself. now we have answered to this educational truth via together with 5 different types: The of britain; Gender, ladies, and Sexuality; Literature and the humanities; faith and technological know-how; and Empire. those 5 context sections are just a couple of between many attainable configurations. a few subdivisions inside of those contexts, like development, Industrialization, and Reform, or the lady query, or Geology and Evolution are usually anthologized; a few others, like toxins, defense, and maintenance (WEB), facing environmentalism and animal rights, or Working-Class Voices protesting social conditions and advocating reform, are infrequently anthologized.