Why Victorian Literature Still Matters
184 Pages
English

Why Victorian Literature Still Matters

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Description

Why Victorian Literature Still Matters is a passionate defense of Victorian literature’s enduring impact and importance for readers interested in the relationship between literature and life, reading and thinking.
  • Explores the prominence of Victorian literature for contemporary readers and academics, through the author’s unique insight into why it is still important today
  • Provides new frames of interpretation for key Victorian works of literature and close readings of important texts
  • Argues for a new engagement with Victorian literature, from general readers and scholars alike
  • Seeks to remove Victorian literature from an entrenched set of values, traditions and perspectives - demonstrating how vital and resonant it is for modern literary and cultural analysis

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Published 30 January 2009
Reads 5
EAN13 9781444304626
License: All rights reserved
Language English

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Contents
Introduction: The Victorian Bump and Where to Find It
1 VictorianHardWiring
2 Isaiah and Ezekiel – But What About Charley?
3 Not So Straightforward: Realist Prose and What It Hides Within Itself
4 A Literature In Time
5 Individual Agents
6 A Few of My Favorite Things:A Glove, a Sandal, and Plaited Hair
Notes Index
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