Victorian Literature is a accomplished and entirely annotated anthology with a versatile layout that permits lecturers and scholars to pursue conventional or leading 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
• comprises fresh scholarship with five contextual sections and cutting edge sub-sections on themes 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 sphere with a spotlight on social, cultural, creative, and ancient components
• features a absolutely annotated spouse site for academics and scholars delivering multiplied context sections, extra readings from key writers, appendices, and an in depth bibliography
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