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Sentimentality

Kirstie Blair, Eliza O'Brien

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Sentimentality Introduction The nature and status of sentimentality is widely contested, though most critics would agree that the adjective “sent...

Serialization

Susan Bernstein, Julia Chavez

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Serialization ...

Sexuality

Pamela K. Gilbert

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Sexuality Introduction One challenge for a scholar working in this field is to know exactly what the field is. Once past the question of reproduc...

Silver Fork Novel (Fashionable Novel)

Tamara Wagner

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Silver Fork Novel (Fashionable Novel)IntroductionThe silver fork novel, or novel of fashionable highlife, was a popular subgenre of 19th-century Engli...

Sincerity

Anna Barton

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Sincerity Introduction Sincerity is a term that is associated both with Victorian formulations of cultural and moral value and with 20th- and 21st-c...

Slavery and Antislavery

Katie McGettigan

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Slavery and AntislaveryIntroductionQueen Victoria’s ascent to the throne coincided with the abolition of slavery (in law, if not in practice) in the m...

Social-Problem Novel

Bethan Carney

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Social-Problem NovelIntroduction“Social-problem novels” (also known as “industrial,” “social,” or “condition-of-England” novels) are a group of mid-19...

Sonnet

Josie Billington

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

SonnetIntroductionThe sonnet was one of the most popular and significant poetic forms of the Victorian period. Most closely associated with the litera...

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Glenda Norquay

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Robert Louis Stevenson Introduction Robert Louis Stevenson (b. 1850–d. 1894) was born in Scotland and died in Samoa at the end of a life of tr...

Supernatural, The

Rosario Arias

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

The SupernaturalIntroductionThe supernatural was an important aspect of Victorian society. It pervaded all forms of art and science, as well as Victor...

Swinburne, A.C.

Rikky Rooksby

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

A. C. SwinburneIntroductionAlgernon Charles Swinburne (b. 1837–d. 1909) was a major Victorian poet and critic, as well as a central figure in the spre...

Symonds, John Addington

Howard J. Booth

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

John Addington Symonds Introduction John Addington Symonds (b. 1840–d. 1893) is now best known as the earliest significant writer on homosexua...

Technology

Tamara Ketabgian

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Technology Introduction The Victorian era was a remarkably fertile period for the adoption, expansion, and transformation of technology. Photogra...

Tennyson, Alfred

Samantha Matthews

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Alfred Tennyson Introduction Alfred, Lord Tennyson (b. 1809–d. 1892) was born in Lincolnshire, the fourth child of a well-educated but volatile c...

Thackeray, William Makepeace

Melissa Raines

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

William Makepeace Thackery Introduction William Makepeace Thackeray (b. 18 July 1811–d. 23 December 1863) was born in Calcutta, India, the only...

The Body

Peter J. Capuano

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

The BodyIntroductionThe 19th century is extremely important for the study of embodiment because it is the period in which the modern body, as we curre...

Tonna, Charlotte Elizabeth

Ella Dzelzainis

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna Introduction Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna (b. 1790–d. 1846) was an indefatigable journalist and editor; political and religio...

Travel Writing

Muireann O’Cinneide

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Travel Writing Introduction Fueled by transport improvements and expanding British global influence, Victorian travel writing emerged in the p...

Trollope, Anthony

Melissa Raines

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Anthony TrollopeIntroductionAnthony Trollope (b. 24 April 1815–d. 6 December 1882) was a successful Victorian novelist and one of the most prolific wr...

Trollope, Frances

Elsie B. Michie

Subject: Victorian Literature »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Frances Trollope Introduction Readers typically know Frances Milton Trollope (b. 1779–d. 1863) for her best-selling first book, the scathingly ...

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