The Victorian Novel, Paperback / softback Book

The Victorian Novel Paperback / softback

Part of the Wiley Blackwell Guides to Literature series


This inspiring survey challenges conventional ways of viewing the Victorian novel.

This book: provides time maps and overviews of historical and social contexts; considers the relationship between the Victorian novel and historical, religious and bibliographic writing; features short biographies of over forty Victorian authors, including Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Robert Louis Stevenson; and, offers close readings of over 30 key texts, among them Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" (1847) and Bram Stoker's "Dracula" (1897), as well as key presences, such as John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" (Pt 1, 1676, Pt 2, 1684).

This book also covers topics such as colonialism, scientific speculation, the psychic and the supernatural, and working class reading.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
  • ISBN: 9780631226284

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