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Victorian Literature: 1830-1900

Victorian Literature: 1830-1900
Author: Dorothy Mermin - Tucker
ISBN 13: 9780155071773
ISBN 10: 155071777
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2001-08-13
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1168
List Price: $209.95

This new anthology emphasizes Victorian nonfiction prose and verse with a generous, fresh selection of pieces from authors within the canon as well as outside of it.


The vast array of Victorian writing is brought into a sensible order and undergoes suitable editing by Mermin (Cornell U.) and Tucker (U. of Virginia) to produce a superb textbook. The initial five sections introduce the historical and cultural contexts of the time; the remainder of the volume is devoted to the authors. An introduction is provided for each author, followed by a selection from their work. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)