A Companion to Sensation Fiction

A Companion to Sensation Fiction

Editor(s): Pamela K. Gilbert

Published Online: 12 OCT 2011 01:53AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405195584

Online ISBN: 9781444342239

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342239

About this Book

This comprehensive collection offers a complete introduction to one of the most popular literary forms of the Victorian period, its key authors and works, its major themes, and its lasting legacy.

  • Places key authors and novels in their cultural and historical context
  • Includes studies of major topics such as race, gender, melodrama, theatre, poetry, realism in fiction, and connections to other art forms
  • Contributions from top international scholars approach an important literary genre from a range of perspectives
  • Offers both a pre and post-history of the genre to situate it in the larger tradition of Victorian publishing and literature
  • Incorporates coverage of traditional research and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Before Sensation, 1830–1860

  2. Part II: Reading Individual Authors and Texts, 1860–1880

  3. Part III: Topics in Scholarship

  4. Part IV: After Sensation: Legacies

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