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The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel

2nd Edition

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Deirdre David, Kate Flint, Simon Eliot, James Eli Adams, Caroline Levine, John Kucich, Patrick Brantlinger, Joseph W. Childers, Nancy Armstrong, Rachel Ablow, Lyn Pykett, Clare Pettitt
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  • Date Published: March 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521182157

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  • 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.

    • A new edition of this popular book aimed at students and teachers of nineteenth-century literature
    • Fully updated, both the chapters and the guide to further reading
    • Four brand new chapters
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    "Teachers and students should certainly seek this volume out."
    Patrick Parrinder, Victorian Studies

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521182157
    • length: 290 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Deirdre David
    1. The Victorian novel and its readers Kate Flint
    2. The business of Victorian publishing Simon Eliot
    3. A history of criticism of the Victorian novel James Eli Adams
    4. Victorian realism Caroline Levine
    5. Intellectual debate in the Victorian novel: religion and science John Kucich
    6. Race and the Victorian novel Patrick Brantlinger
    7. Social class and the Victorian novel Joseph W. Childers
    8. When gender meets sexuality in the Victorian novel Nancy Armstrong
    9. Victorian feelings Rachel Ablow
    10. Sensation and the fantastic in the Victorian novel Lyn Pykett
    11. The transatlantic novel in the nineteenth century Clare Pettitt
    Guide to further reading

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Nineteenth-century studies
    • Studies in the Victorian Novel
  • Editor

    Deirdre David, Temple University, Philadelphia
    Deirdre David is Professor Emerita of English at Temple University.


    Deirdre David, Kate Flint, Simon Eliot, James Eli Adams, Caroline Levine, John Kucich, Patrick Brantlinger, Joseph W. Childers, Nancy Armstrong, Rachel Ablow, Lyn Pykett, Clare Pettitt

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