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The Victorian Novel by Louis James
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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; offers close readings of over 30 key texts, among them Charlotte Bront'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); and, also covers topics such as colonialism, scientific speculation, the psychic and the supernatural, and working class reading.

Author Biography

Louis James's writing reflects his interests in Victorian and postcolonial literature, and his main publications include Fiction for the Working Man 1830-50 (1963), Print and the People (1976) and Caribbean Writing in English (1999). After a much-travelled academic life he now lives with his wife and two cats near the University of Kent at Canterbury, where he is an Emeritus Professor of English.
Release date NZ
November 24th, 2005
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
6 illustrations
Imprint
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Pages
272
Dimensions
166x239x26
ISBN-13
9780631226277
Product ID
3088141

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