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The Victorian age in literature

G. K. Chesterton

The Victorian age in literature

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Published by Oxford University Press in London .
Written in English

  • English literature,
  • History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 155-156.

    Statementby G. K. Chesterton. --
    SeriesHome university library of modern knowledge -- no.70, Home university library of modern knowledge -- no.70.
    LC ClassificationsPR461 .C5
    The Physical Object
    Pagination159 p.
    Number of Pages159
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26561097M

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Victorian literature is literature, mainly written in English, during the reign of Queen Victoria (–) (the Victorian era).It was preceded by Romanticism and followed by the Edwardian era (–). While in the preceding Romantic period, poetry had been the conquerors, novels were the emperors of the Victorian period.

[clarification needed] Charles Dickens. The Victorian Age in Literature book. Read 24 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. ‘I was born a Victorian; and sympathise not a littl /5. Victorian Literature Introduction. It was the best of times for the serialized novel; it was the worst of times for satire.

The age saw a whole slew of guidebooks for manners, household management, and self-improvement. Steampunk makes old technology look freshly cool—whether in the comic book series The League of Extraordinary. Victorian era, the period between about andcorresponding roughly to the period of Queen Victoria’s reign (–) and characterized by a class-based society, a growing number of people able to vote, a growing state and economy, and Britain’s status as the most powerful empire in the world.

Literature in the Victorian Age The Victorian age is the period of the reign of Queen Victoria. This period saw the spread of the novel, thanks to the improvements in printing and distribution of /5(2). The best books on Life in the Victorian Age recommended by Judith Flanders.

History books often focus on big political or economic events, wars and leaders. But there's much to learn from studying the way people lived, and what made the Victorian age both like and unlike our own, as Judith Flanders explains. The Victorian Age in Literature Paperback – Febru by G.

Chesterton (Author)Cited by: Matthew Arnold's theories of literature and culture laid the foundations for modern literary criticism, and his poetry is also notable. Poetry The preeminent poet of the Victorian age was Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Although romantic in subject matter, his poetry was tempered by personal melancholy; in its mixture of social certitude and religious.

Victorian Literature. Defining Victorian literature in any satisfactory and comprehensive manner has proven troublesome for critics ever since the nineteenth century came to a close. The movement roughly comprises the years from tothough there is ample disagreement regarding even this simple point.

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I t seems like the topic of sex in. English literature - English literature - Early Victorian verse: Despite the growing prestige and proliferation of fiction, this age of the novel was in fact also an age of great poetry. Alfred Tennyson made his mark very early with Poems, Chiefly Lyrical () and Poems (; dated ), publications that led some critics to hail him as the natural successor to Keats and.

Jan. 22, Queen Victoria dies on the Isle of Wight at ending the Victorian Era. She is succeeded by Edward VII, her eldest son. This collaborative History aims to become the standard work on Victorian literature for the twenty-first century. Well-known scholars introduce readers to their particular fields, discuss influential critical debates and offer illuminating contextual detail to situate authors and works in their wider cultural and historical contexts.

THE VICTORIAN AGE. Historical background. England was moving steadily in the direction of becoming Europe´s most stable and prosperous country. The industrial revolution, the railway age, steam engines were being used in mines, factories and ships. Small towns were beginning to swell into smoky centres of mnaufacturing industry.

In the Home University Library published Chesterton’s The Victorian Age in the editors emphatically declared that the book was not being offered as “an authoritative history of Victorian Literature” but only as Chesterton’s “personal views” on the subject.

THE VICTORIAN AGE IN LITERATURE INTRODUCTION. A section of a long and splendid literature can be most conveniently treated in one of two ways. It can be divided as one cuts a currant cake or a Gruyère cheese, taking the currants (or the holes) as they come.

The Victorian era was the great age of the English novel—realistic, thickly plotted, crowded with characters, and long. It was the ideal form to describe contemporary life and to entertain the middle class.

The novels of Charles Dickens, full to overflowing with drama, humor, and an endless variety of vivid characters and plot complications. Books on LibraryThing tagged Victorian erotica. This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising.

Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. 65 by G. Chesterton; The Victorian Age in Literature by G. Chesterton. Download; Bibrec; Bibliographic Record. Author: Chesterton, G. (Gilbert Keith), Title: The Victorian Age in Literature Series Title: Home University Library of Modern Knowledge Cited by: Here is our list of the 10 Victorian novels we at Interesting Literature think everyone should read – whether because they’re great novels, because they tell us something important about Victorian society, because they stand as classics of the period, or (in most cases) all three.

They’re not arranged in any particular order (that would be too difficult and controversial a task!). Victorian literature is riddled with nostalgia: from historical novels about Robin Hood (Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe), to epic poems about the golden days of Camelot (Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King).

But it wasn't just literature that was nostalgic; it was also art and politics. The Victorian Period revolves around the political career of Queen was crowned in and died in (which put a definite end to her political career). A great deal of change took place during this period--brought about because of the Industrial Revolution; so it's not surprising that the literature of the period is often concerned with social : Esther Lombardi.

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A relatively new science, geology, becomes popular in the Victorian Age which, like Darwin, diverts people’s oppinions away from the ideologies of Paley. Geologists begin to discover concrete evidence of earth’s processes which did not add up to the events written about in the book of Genesis.

The Victorian age and the Modern Literature era are two very different times for the literature world. Each era had a big impact through literature, politics, and economics. The Victorian era was a time of change during the reign of Queen Victoria between to Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Chesterton, G.

(Gilbert Keith), Victorian age in literature. Poetry Book Three: The Romantic to the Victorian Age is the third book in our British Tradition series and features poems from A.D. The anthology covers the subjective and spontaneous works of the Romantic poets as well as the mission-driven poems of the Victorians.

Get this from a library. The Victorian Age in Literature. [G K Chesterton] -- ""I was born a Victorian; and sympathise not a little with the serious Victorian Spirit."" In this engaging and extremely personal account G K Chesterton expounds his views on Victorian literature.

Victorian literature 1 Victorian literature Herbert F. Tucker: A Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture While in the preceding Romantic period poetry had been the dominant genre, it was the novel that was most important in the Victorian period.

Charles Dickens () dominated the first part of Victoria'sFile Size: 1MB. item 4 Victorian Age of Literature, The (York Handbooks S.) by Jeffares, Book - Victorian Age of Literature, The (York Handbooks S.) by Jeffares, Book.

$ Free shipping. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write. What is Victorian literature. Victorian literature refers to the literary works written during the reign of Queen Victoria ( ). It was the transition between the Romantic period and 20th century literature.

It can be divided into two periods: High Victorian literature () Late Victorian literature () 4. Victorian Literature and Culture, Vol Issue 3. Human in the Humanities. Victorian Literature and Culture, Vol Issue 3. Any Material Way. Nathan K. Hensley. Victorian Literature and Culture, Vol Issue 3.

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Chesterton at the Editors' express invitation. Posted: Ap by The Book Club Over the six decades of Queen Victoria’s reign, s works of prose fiction were published in Great Britain alone.

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English novelist. Her most popular book, Cranford () Hardy, Thomas ( - ) –, English novelist and poet Author: Winnie Shyam. Over the six decades of Queen Victoria's reign, s works of prose fiction were published in Great Britain alone.

What made the Victorian era the golden age of the English novel. And what. Incorporating a broad range of contemporary scholarship, A History of Victorian Literature presents an overview of the literature produced in Great Britain between andwith fresh consideration of both major figures and some of the era's less familiar authors.

Part of the Blackwell Histories of Literature series, the book describes the development of the Victorian. all this are elements in victorian literature because of. during the victorian age there was many elements flourished in general literature so you can say that also for the value of that age that.

The Victorian novel was a thing entirely Victorian; quite unique and suited to a sort of cosiness in that country and that age. But the novel itself, though not merely Victorian, is mainly modern.

No clear-headed person wastes his time over definitions, except where he thinks his own definition would probably be in dispute.‎ A fascinating survey of Victorian literature from one of England’s greatest minds Dishing out his signature brand of harsh wit, G.

K. Chesterton casts a critical eye on the poets and novelists that defined the Victorian age in English literature. “Her imagination was sometimes sup.The best anthology of Victorian poems is, in our opinion, The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse), edited by Christopher Ricks.

It contains many of the short poems quoted above, along with some of Victorian literature’s essential longer poems.