A Companion to the Victorian Novel

A Companion to the Victorian Novel

Editor(s): Patrick Brantlinger, William B. Thesing

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9780631220640

Online ISBN: 9780470996324

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996324

About this Book

The Companion to the Victorian Novel provides contextual and critical information about the entire range of British fiction published between 1837 and 1901.


  • Provides contextual and critical information about the entire range of British fiction published during the Victorian period.

  • Explains issues such as Victorian religions, class structure, and Darwinism to those who are unfamiliar with them.

  • Comprises original, accessible chapters written by renowned and emerging scholars in the field of Victorian studies.

  • Ideal for students and researchers seeking up-to-the-minute coverage of contexts and trends, or as a starting point for a survey course.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Historical Contexts and Cultural Issues

  2. Part II: Forms of the Victorian Novel

  3. Part III: Victorian and Modern Theories of the Novel and the Reception of Novels and Novelists Then and Now

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