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Fiction, Detective

Anne Humpherys

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Detective FictionIntroductionMuch of 19th-century detective fiction was published in periodicals, the form of Victorian detective fiction being primar...

Fiction, Sensation

Matthew Rubery

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Sensation Fiction Introduction Sensation fiction was a literary genre that achieved enormous popularity during the 1860s in Britain. The first an...

Field, Michael

Rhian Williams

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Michael FieldIntroduction“Michael Field” is the pseudonym shared by the writers, aunt and niece, and likely lovers Katharine Bradley (b. 1846) and Edi...

Fin de Siècle

Ruth Livesey

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Fin de Siècle Introduction In its simplest definition, “fin de siècle” refers to the end of a century, yet at the end of the 19th century in Br...

France

Nathalie Vanfasse

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

FranceIntroductionWhat kind of knowledge did the Victorians have about 19th-century France, and what were their representations of France during a per...

Gaskell, Elizabeth

Ella Dzelzainis

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Elizabeth Gaskell Introduction In her own lifetime, Elizabeth Gaskell (b. 1810–d. 1865) was an eminent and sometimes controversial writer. Her ...

Gender

Pamela K. Gilbert

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Gender Introduction The Victorian period is one of the literary fields in which gender scholarship advanced earliest and most fully. The most sig...

Gosse, Edmund

Kathy Rees

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Edmund GosseIntroductionEdmund William Gosse (b. 1849–d. 1928) was the preeminent man of letters during the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. Alth...

Haggard, H. Rider

Roger Luckhurst

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

H. Rider Haggard Introduction Henry Rider Haggard (b. 1856–d. 1925) assisted in the annexation of the Transvaal in South Africa as a young man ...

Hardy, Thomas

Matthew Bradley

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Thomas Hardy Introduction Thomas Hardy (b. 1840–d. 1928) was born in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, the son of a builder. After an education at his loc...

Historical Novel, The

Isobel Hurst

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

The Historical Novel Introduction No student of the Victorian historical novel can fail to observe the divergence between the genre’s critical...

Homosexuality

Ben Winyard

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Homosexuality Introduction The 19th century crucially witnessed the genesis of homosexual identities, subcultures, and politics in forms that h...

Hopkins, Gerard Manley

Alice Jenkins

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Gerard Manley Hopkins Introduction Gerard Manley Hopkins (b. 1844–d. 1889), or Gerard M. Hopkins, as he usually signed himself, was born in Strat...

Illustration

Brian Maidment

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2020-11-24

IllustrationIntroductionGrowing interest in book and publishing history and the mass digitization of Victorian periodicals and newspapers has given in...

Ireland

James H. Murphy

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

IrelandIntroductionIrish Victorian literature is full of possibilities for research, and interest in it is growing continually. Long neglected, its ti...

James, Henry

Deborah Wynne

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Henry James Introduction Henry James (b. 1843–d. 1916), a prolific writer of fiction, travel writing, essays, book reviews, and plays, was ...

Journalism

Matthew Rubery

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Journalism Introduction The quantity of affordable print increased dramatically during the 19th century to satisfy the demands of the first mass ...

Keble, John

Kirstie Blair

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

John Keble Introduction John Keble (b. 1792–d. 1866) is remembered as one of the founding figures of the Oxford Movement (or Tractarianism). J. H...

Kingsley, Charles

Jonathan Conlin

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Charles Kingsley Introduction Novelist, Christian Socialist, and Church of England priest, Charles Kingsley’s prolific literary output, sanita...

Kipling, Rudyard

John Lee

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Rudyard Kipling ...

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