Bloomsbury Guide to English Literature: Victorian Literature - 1830-1900

Bloomsbury Guide to English Literature: Victorian Literature - 1830-1900

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A guide to English Literature from 1830 to 1900. It combines a series of critical essays which examine Victorian prose, poetry and drama and set them in the context of their historical background, with a complementary A - Z section of more detailed entries. This up-to-date alphabetical section includes references to, and bibliographies for authors, plot summaries and critical discussions of their principal works, glossaries of important literary terms, and supplementary theoretical background material. The book is easy-to-use and fully cross-referenced. It provides both thorough descriptions of, and contemporary critical approaches to, texts produced in the period dominated by the sixty-year reign of Queen Victoria, whose name became synonymous with the spirit of the age which produced the Brontes, the Brownings, Tennyson, Dickens, Eliot, and Hardy. Jane Thomas was a lecturer in English at Hull University, and University College Bretton Hall before becoming a freelance writer. She is the author of a number of articles on contemporary women's writing.
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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747519498
  • 9780747519492