1. What’s Victorian about the Victorian Novel?.
2. The Beginnings and Pickwick.
3. Vanity Fair and Victorian Realism.
4. Jane, David, and the Bildungsroman.
5. The Sensation Novel and The Woman in White.
"A broad-ranging introduction to the genre using examples from the classics." (Times Higher Education Supplement)
- Offers a unique introduction to Victorian classics such as The Pickwick Papers, David Copperfield, Jane Eyre, The Woman in White, and Middlemarch
- Examines the complexities and the contemporary relevance of the Victorian novel, breathing new life into the genre for contemporary students
- Uses sample readings and contextual analysis to illuminate the unique nature of the Victorian novel and its complexities
- Surveys the variety of the genre and explores the cultural and historical developments of the form itself
- Poses a series of “big questions” pertaining to form, and to race, class, money, and industry in Victorian novels