VICTORIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE
clear, concise and manageable overview of Victorian literature, society and culture
- Jargon-free explanations of the relevant terminology
- A quick read, providing comprehensive coverage of the basics and guidelines for further reading and research
- Designed to fit the most commonly studied compulsory and optional modules and to provide a solution to a common problem faced by both lecturers and students - how to teach and get to grips with historical context
Continuum's Introductions to British Literature and Culture series provide practical guides to key literary periods. Guides in the series help to orientate students as they begin a new module or area of study, providing concise information on the historical, cultural, literary and critical context and acting as an initial map of the knowledge needed to study the literature and culture of a specific period. Each guide includes an overview of the historical period, intellectual contexts, major genres, critical approaches and a guide to original research and resource materials in the area, enabling students to progress confidently to further study.
This guide to Victorian Literature and Culture provides students with the ideal introduction to literature and its context from 1837-1900, including:
- the historical, cultural and intellectual background including politics and economics, popular culture, philosophy
- major writers and genres including the Brontes, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy, Trollope, Thackeray, Conan Doyle, Ibsen, Shaw, Hopkins, Rossetti and Tennyson
- concise explanations of key terms needed to understand the literature and criticism
- key critical approaches
- a chronology mapping historical events and literary works and further reading including websites and electronic resources.