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The Cambridge history of Victorian literature

Author: Kate Flint
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: The new Cambridge history of English literature
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats

This collaborative History aims to become the standard work on Victorian literature for the twenty-first century. Well-known scholars introduce readers to their particular fields, discuss influential  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Flint
ISBN: 9780521846257 0521846250
OCLC Number: 780416463
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2013
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Notes on contributors; Introduction Kate Flint; Part I. Authors, Readers, and Publishers: 1. Publishing and the materiality of the book David Finkelstein; 2. Victorian reading Leah Price; 3. Periodicals and reviewing Hilary Fraser; Part II. Writing Victoria's England: 4. The expansion of Britain David Amigoni; 5. High Victorianism Janice Carlisle; 6. The fin de siecle Stephen Arata; Part III. Modes of Writing: 7. Lyric and the lyrical Angela Leighton; 8. Epic Herbert Tucker; 9. Melodrama Carolyn Williams; 10. Sensation Kate Flint; 11. Autobiography Linda H. Peterson; 12. Comic and satirical John Bowen; 13. Innovation and experiment Jerome McGann; 14. Writing for children Claudia Nelson; Part IV. Matters of Debate: 15. Education Dinah Birch; 16. Spirituality Elisabeth Jay; 17. Material Elaine Freedgood; 18. Economics and finance Mary Poovey; 19. History Andrew Sanders; 20. Sexuality Sharon Marcus; 21. Aesthetics Elizabeth Helsinger; 22. Science and literature Gillian Beer; 23. Subjectivity, psychology, and the imagination Helen Small; 24. Cityscapes Deborah Nord; 25. The rural scene: Victorian literature and the natural world Francis O'Gorman; 26. 'The annihilation of space and time': literature and technology Clare Pettitt; Part V. Spaces of Writing: 27. Spaces of the nineteenth-century novel Isobel Armstrong; 28. National and regional literatures Sara L. Maurer; 29. Britain and Europe Nicholas Dames; 30. Victorian empire Pablo Mukherjee; 31. Writing about America Deirdre David; Part VI. Victorian Afterlives: 32. 1900 and the debut de siecle: poetry, drama, fiction Joseph Bristow; 33. The future of Victorian literature Jay Clayton; Select bibliography; Index.
Series Title: The new Cambridge history of English literature
Other Titles: Victorian literature
Responsibility: edited by Kate Flint.


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