A Companion to the Victorian Novel

Synopsis

This reference is an introductory guide to the Victorian novel and its contexts. It examines the emergence of the Victorian novel and its literary precursors, with particular emphasis on serialization and syndication; it looks at significant social and cultural contexts surrounding the novel; it discusses various genres, such as ghost stories, the Gothic, and detective fiction; it introduces some of the period's most important novelists; and it surveys different critical approaches and their application to the study of 19th-century fiction.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Ian Duncan
  • Graham Law
  • Peter L. Shillingsburg
  • Lynn Alexander
  • Julian Wolfreys
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002