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Victorian Literature and Culture by Maureen Moran


Victorian Literature and Culture by Maureen Moran

Introductions to British Literature and Culture are practical guides to key literary periods. Guides in the series are designed to help introduce a new module or area of study, providing concise information on the historical, literary and critical contexts and acting as an initial map of the knowledge needed to study the literature and culture of a specific period. This accessible introduction to Victorian literature and its contexts from 1837-1901 includes: an overview of the historical, cultural and intellectual background including politics and economics, popular culture, philosophy and religion; a survey of the developments in key genres including discussion of major writers such as the Brontes, the Brownings, Collins, Dickens, Eliot, Gaskell, Hardy, Rossetti, Shaw, Swinburne, Tennyson and Wilde; concise explanations of key terms needed to understand the literature and criticism; a guide to key critical approaches; a chronology mapping historical events and literary works; and guided further reading including websites and electronic resources.


'[this] series offers both the student reader and teacher exciting and invaluable interventions in and reorientations around questions of history, culture, and period... With brio, verve, and an admirable brevity, the series grounds our understanding of literature and culture in thought-provoking and highly original ways.... an indispensable series that will set the benchmark for all such surveys and overviews.'
Julian Wolfreys, Professor of Victorian Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Florida


About the Author

Maureen Moran is Professor of English Literature at Brunel University, London, UK.

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Publication date

16th November 2006


Maureen Moran

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


160 pages


Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900



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