Why Victorian Literature Still Matters
January 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Why Victorian Literature Still Matters is a passionate defense of Victorian literature’s enduring impact and importance for readers interested in the relationship between literature and life, reading and thinking.
- Explores the prominence of Victorian literature for contemporary readers and academics, through the author’s unique insight into why it is still important today
- Provides new frames of interpretation for key Victorian works of literature and close readings of important texts
- Argues for a new engagement with Victorian literature, from general readers and scholars alike
- Seeks to remove Victorian literature from an entrenched set of values, traditions and perspectives - demonstrating how vital and resonant it is for modern literary and cultural analysis