The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel, Hardback Book

The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel Hardback

Edited by Deirdre (Temple University, Philadelphia) David

Part of the Cambridge Companions to Literature series


In the Victorian period, the British novel reached a wide readership and played a major role in the shaping of national and individual identity.

As we come to understand the ways the novel contributed to public opinion on religion, gender, sexuality and race, we continue to be entertained and enlightened by the works of Dickens, George Eliot, Thackeray, Trollope and many others.

This second edition of the Companion to the Victorian Novel has been updated fully, taking account of new research and critical methodologies.

There are four new chapters and the others have been thoroughly updated, as has the guide to further reading.

Designed to appeal to students, teachers and readers, these essays reflect the latest approaches to reading and understanding Victorian fiction.




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