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Victorian Unfinished Novels

By S. Tomaiuolo
  • ISBN Code: : 1137008180
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 204
  • Category : Fiction
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The first detailed study on the subject of Victorian unfinished novels, this book sheds further light on novels by major authors that have been neglected by critical studies and focuses in a new way on critically acclaimed masterpieces, offering a counter-reading of the nineteenth-century literary canon.

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The New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries returns once more to Victorian England and introduces intrepid adventuress Veronica Speedwell.... London, 1887. After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as with fending off admirers, Veronica intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. But fate has other plans when Veronica thwarts her own attempted abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron, who offers her sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker, a reclusive and bad-tempered natural historian. But before the baron can reveal what he knows of the plot against her, he is found murdered—leaving Veronica and Stoker on the run from an elusive assailant as wary partners in search of the villainous truth.

Victorian Literature and Culture

By Maureen Moran
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1441169873
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 310
  • Pdf File: victorian-literature-and-culture.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This guide to Victorian Literature and Culture provides students with the ideal introduction to literature and its context from 1837-1900, including: - the historical, cultural and intellectual background including politics and economics, popular culture, philosophy - major writers and genres including the Brontes, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy, Trollope, Thackeray, Conan Doyle, Ibsen, Shaw, Hopkins, Rossetti and Tennyson - concise explanations of key terms needed to understand the literature and criticism - key critical approaches - a chronology mapping historical events and literary works and further reading including websites and electronic resources.

Mobility in the Victorian Novel

By Charlotte Mathieson
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 113754547X
  • Total of Pages : 217
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 507
  • Pdf File: mobility-in-the-victorian-novel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mobility in the Victorian Novel explores mobility in Victorian novels by authors including Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. With focus on representations of bodies on the move, it reveals how journeys create the place of the nation within a changing global landscape.

Lives of Victorian Political Figures, Part I

By Michael Partridge,Richard. A. Gaunt
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000420159
  • Total of Pages : 1888
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 896
  • Pdf File: lives-of-victorian-political-figures-part-i.pdf

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Aims to bring alive, through the eyes of their contemporaries, three of the greatest political figures of the Victorian era - Henry, third Viscount Palmerston, Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone. This four-volume set draws together various documents including journals and diaries, pamphlets, correspondence, and other ephemeral literature.

Lives of Victorian Political Figures, Part I, Volume 2

By Nancy LoPatin-Lummis,Michael Partridge,Richard Gaunt
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000419932
  • Total of Pages : 428
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 450
  • Pdf File: lives-of-victorian-political-figures-part-i-volume-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Aims to bring alive, through the eyes of their contemporaries, three of the greatest political figures of the Victorian era - Henry, third Viscount Palmerston, Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone. This four-volume set draws together various documents including journals and diaries, pamphlets, correspondence, and other ephemeral literature. Volume 2 covers the political life of Benjamin Disraeli (Part I).

John Fowles

By James Acheson
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350310522
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 211
  • Pdf File: john-fowles.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This vibrant collection of original essays sheds new light on all of Fowles' writings, with a special focus on The French Lieutenant's Woman as the most widely studied of Fowles' works. The impressive cast of contributors offers an outstanding range of expertise on Fowles, providing fresh reassessments and new perspectives.

Blind Love

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473376637
  • Total of Pages : 626
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 173
  • Pdf File: blind-love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories

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  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Book Code : 1770483012
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Read and download full book The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories