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The Cambridge History of Victorian Literature
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Notes on contributors; Introduction Kate Flint; Part I. Authors, Readers, and Publishers: 1. Publishing and the materiality of the book David Finkelstein; 2. Victorian reading Leah Price; 3. Periodicals and reviewing Hilary Fraser; Part II. Writing Victoria's England: 4. The expansion of Britain David Amigoni; 5. High Victorianism Janice Carlisle; 6. The fin de siecle Stephen Arata; Part III. Modes of Writing: 7. Lyric and the lyrical Angela Leighton; 8. Epic Herbert Tucker; 9. Melodrama Carolyn Williams; 10. Sensation Kate Flint; 11. Autobiography Linda H. Peterson; 12. Comic and satirical John Bowen; 13. Innovation and experiment Jerome McGann; 14. Writing for children Claudia Nelson; Part IV. Matters of Debate: 15. Education Dinah Birch; 16. Spirituality Elisabeth Jay; 17. Material Elaine Freedgood; 18. Economics and finance Mary Poovey; 19. History Andrew Sanders; 20. Sexuality Sharon Marcus; 21. Aesthetics Elizabeth Helsinger; 22. Science and literature Gillian Beer; 23. Subjectivity, psychology, and the imagination Helen Small; 24. Cityscapes Deborah Nord; 25. The rural scene: Victorian literature and the natural world Francis O'Gorman; 26. 'The annihilation of space and time': literature and technology Clare Pettitt; Part V. Spaces of Writing: 27. Spaces of the nineteenth-century novel Isobel Armstrong; 28. National and regional literatures Sara L. Maurer; 29. Britain and Europe Nicholas Dames; 30. Victorian empire Pablo Mukherjee; 31. Writing about America Deirdre David; Part VI. Victorian Afterlives: 32. 1900 and the debut de siecle: poetry, drama, fiction Joseph Bristow; 33. The future of Victorian literature Jay Clayton; Select bibliography; Index.

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This collaborative History aims to become the standard work on Victorian literature for the twenty-first century.

About the Author

Kate Flint is Provost's Professor of English and Art History at the University of Southern California.

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'The consistently high quality of the thirty-three essays insures reliable information, perceptive commentary, and up-to-the-minute critical perspectives.' Review 19 (nbol-19.org)
'A strongly thought-provoking and insightful study of Victorian literature, this is a scholarly work that will enable Victorian literary studies to be imbued with a renewed sense of vitality and stimulation thanks to new thought and work. Engaging and influential, this is a book which echoes the writing of those it studies.' Louise Ellis-Barrett, Reference Reviews
'This volume, part of the New Cambridge History of English Literature series, represents a major contribution to Victorian literary studies that will be considered a standard reference work for many years to come.' Choice
"... the consistently high quality of the thirty-three essays insures reliable information, perceptive commentary, and up-to-the-minute critical perspectives." Review 19 (nbol-19.org)
"A strongly thought-provoking and insightful study of Victorian literature, this is a scholarly work that will enable Victorian literary studies to be imbued with a renewed sense of vitality and stimulation thanks to new thought and work. Engaging and influential, this is a book which echoes the writing of those it studies." Louise Ellis-Barrett, Reference Reviews
"This volume, part of the New Cambridge History of English Literature series, represents a major contribution to Victorian literary studies that will be considered a standard reference work for many years to come." Choice

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