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Barnes, William

Martin Dubois

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

William Barnes Introduction A writer of exceptionally diverse interests and enthusiasms, William Barnes (b. 1801–d. 1886) is now best known as...

Barrett Browning, Elizabeth

Anna Barton

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Elizabeth Barrett Browning IntroductionElizabeth Barrett Moulton-Barrett was born in 1806 at Coxhoe Hall in County Durham, the eldest of the twelve ...

Braddon, Mary Elizabeth

Pamela K. Gilbert

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Mary Elizabeth Braddon Introduction Mary Elizabeth Braddon (b. 1835–d. 1915) was a Victorian popular novelist best known for her sensation fictio...

Brontë, Anne

Rebecca Styler

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Anne BrontëIntroductionAfter a long period of marginalization within the Brontë family myth, as the quiet and less original one amid sibling geniuses,...

Brontë, Charlotte

Sharon Aronofsky Weltman, Doris Raab

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Charlotte Brontë Introduction Charlotte Brontë (b. 1816–d. 1854) was the eldest of the three Brontë sisters (Charlotte, Emily, and Anne) whose bo...

Brontë, Emily

Elisabeth Jay

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Emily Brontë IntroductionThe reputation of Emily Jane Brontë (b. 1818–d. 1848) rests on one published novel, Wuthering Heights (1847), and some two ...

Broughton, Rhoda

Catherine Pope

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Rhoda Broughton Introduction Rhoda Broughton (b. 1840–d. 1920) was born in Denbigh, North Wales, the youngest daughter of the Reverend Delves ...

Browning, Robert

Anna Barton

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Robert Browning Introduction Robert Browning was born in Camberwell in 1812, the first child of Sarah Anna Browning (née Wiedemann) and Robert Brown...

Butler, Samuel

David Gillott

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Samuel ButlerIntroductionSamuel Butler (b. 1835–d. 1902), the iconoclastic writer who challenged a broad range of orthodoxies, is now best known for t...

Caird, Mona

Lisa Surridge

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Mona Caird Introduction The feminist novelist and essayist Mona Caird (b. 1854–d. 1932) was propelled to fame in the summer of 1888 when her W...

Carlyle, Thomas

David Sorensen, Brent E. Kinser

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Thomas CarlyleIntroductionIn the history of English literature, few figures have risen to such commanding heights and fallen to such neglect in the sp...

Catholicism and Anti-Catholicism

Carol Herringer

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Catholicism and Anti-Catholicism Introduction At the beginning of the 19th century, the Roman Catholic Church in Britain was small, quiescent,...

Chartism

Kirstie Blair

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Chartism Introduction Chartism was a national political movement, associated with working-class radicalism, with the avowed goal of forcing the Brit...

Childhood in Victorian Literature

Ben Moore

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Childhood in Victorian LiteratureIntroductionAs the Victorian period began, literary depictions of childhood were influenced from two main directions....

Children's Literature

Roderick McGillis

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Children’s Literature Introduction At the outset of the Victorian period, children’s literature continued the tradition of the moral story as ...

Christian Church, The

Matthew Bradley

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

The Christian Church Introduction The changes and challenges to religion are one of the defining features of the Victorian period and its liter...

City, The

Anne Humpherys

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

The CityIntroductionThe 19th century saw the rise of the world’s first great metropolis, London, and the transformation of several northern British sm...

Class

Ruth Livesey

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Class Introduction The presence and force of class difference in Victorian literature and culture are both self-evident and surprisingly diffic...

Clough, Arthur Hugh

Samantha Matthews

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Arthur Hugh Clough Introduction The English poet Arthur Hugh Clough (b. 1819–d. 1861) is a representative figure of the mid-Victorian religious c...

Collins, Wilkie

Andrew Scott Mangham

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Wilkie Collins Introduction Wilkie Collins (b. 1824–d. 1889) was one of the most influential authors of the 19th century. He was credited with cr...

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