The Victorian World: A Historical Exploration of Literature (Historical Explorations of Literature) (Hardcover)

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The Victorian World: A Historical Exploration of Literature (Historical Explorations of Literature) (Hardcover)

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An indispensable resource for readers investigating Victorian literature and culture, this book offers a comprehensive summary of the historical, social, political, and cultural contexts of Victorian England.

The Victorian era was a time of great social, scientific, and cultural change. The literary works of that period reflect that change and help us to better understand the Victorian world. This book examines the historical, political, social, and cultural contexts of several important Victorian literary works: Jane Eyre, , by Charlotte Bront ; Wuthering Heights, , by Emily Bront ; A Tale of Two Cities, , by Charles Dickens; and several poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, including "The Cry of the Children," "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point," "A Curse for a Nation," and Aurora Leigh..

The volume provides historical explanations, literary analyses, and cultural context for each literary work, including primary documents from the nineteenth century. Topics investigated include women's rights, workers' rights, education reforms, marriage laws, race relations, inheritance and heredity, and other issues concerning gender, race, and class in the nineteenth century. Readers will gain a greater understanding of these major literary works as well as their historical context.
Anne DeLong, PhD, is associate professor of English at Kutztown University.
Product Details ISBN: 9781440860430
ISBN-10: 1440860432
Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
Publication Date: December 1st, 2018
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: Historical Explorations of Literature